Climate is Ripe for Deadly West Nile Virus Attack on Texas

Climate Central: Texas dodged one major bullet this year: the crushing drought that seared the Lone Star State in 2011 shifted its sights northward in 2012, frying the nation's agricultural midland but leaving Texas at least a little wetter than it was last summer. But that little bit of extra moisture has put Texas in the crosshairs of another climate-related disaster. A major outbreak this month of West Nile virus -- the worst since the brain infection first reached America in 1999 -- has infected some 200 people......

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