gene link to West Nile virus in horses (Jun 2, 2010) University of Adelaide.
According to scientists at the University of Adelaide,
the same mutated gene that makes human more susceptiable
to the potentially fatal West
Nile virus is also
responsible for the virus affecting horses. West
Nile virus causes inflammation of the brain and spinal
cord, resulting in paralysis and death in humans,
horses, birds and other species.