West Nile virus in livestock and wildlife

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West Nile (WN) virus, the causative agent of West Nile fever, a dengue-like infection in humans, is one of the most widely distributed arthropod-borne viruses extending, until recently, from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and western Asia. WN virus is a natural avian virus transmitted between birds primarily by ornithophilic mosquitoes, although isolations have been reported from mammals and amphibians, other mosquitoes and ticks. This virus has one of the broadest host and vector ranges and historically caused clinical disease in humans and equines only.

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title West Nile virus in livestock and wildlife
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-59403-8_14
Volume 267
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 38 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Japanese encephalitis and West Nile viruses
First page 271
Last page 308
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