West Nile virus genomics | WestNile 4K Project

Summary

By partnering with West Nile virus surveillance labs across the country, the WestNile 4K Project is planning to sequence more than 4,000 virus genomes to reconstruct a high definition picture of West Nile virus spread and evolution during the last 20 years in the United States. The data that they generate will be immediately released and, along with other entomological data, will be used to uncover local transmission dynamics. As little progress has been made in effectively controlling West Nile virus outbreaks since its emergence, their goal is to use fine-scale transmission networks revealed through virus genomics to better design targeted control measures.

Data

Below is a table showing the number of sequenced genomes by state.

StateCount
CA742
NH41
WA7
Total790

Disclaimer. Please note that this data is still based on work in progress and should be considered preliminary. If you intend to include any of these data in publications, please let us know – otherwise please feel free to download and use without restrictions. We have shared this data with the hope that people will download and use it, as well as scrutinize it so we can improve our methods and analyses. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments – we’ll buy beers for #ResearchParasites that spot flaws and faults in the data and come up with improvements!


Andersen Lab
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA, USA
[email protected]

People

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Data

Resources

Collaborators

Nate Grubaugh
Yale School of Public Health

Ryan Smith
Iowa State University

WestNile 4K Collaborators

Funding

NIH_CTSA
PEW