When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 12094: Swaddle: Testing the importance of ecological theory in predicting human disease: Does avian diversity and community structure predict the incidence of human West Nile virus infection? , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Swaddle J. 2008. Avian community structure and incidence of human West Nile infection nceas.929.6
Avian community structure and incidence of human West Nile infection
Metrics of avian community structure and human incidence of West Nile infection for select counties in the eastern US. Data are available from 1998 and 2002.
Relating avian community structure to human West Nile infection
See detailed methods in Swaddle JP, Calos SE (2008) Increased Avian Diversity Is Associated with Lower Incidence of Human West Nile Infection: Observation of the Dilution Effect. PLoS ONE 3(6): e2488 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002488