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Efficacy of eastern encephalitis immunization in whooping cranes

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Abstract

An epizootic of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC), Laurel, Maryland (USA), in 1989 provided an opportunity to determine if EEE immunization protected whooping cranes (Grus americana). Based on seroconversion of 31 % of sympatric hatch-year sandhill cranes, Grus canadensis, and a previous 35% case fatality rate in whooping cranes, 17 (37%) of the 46 susceptible whooping cranes should have been exposed to virus and six should have died. As there were no deaths in these birds, the EEE vaccination program appeared to be efficacious in this whooping crane population.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Efficacy of eastern encephalitis immunization in whooping cranes
Series title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume
33
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
312-315
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
First page:
312
Last page:
315
Number of Pages:
4