We evaluated cloacal swab, vascular pulp of flight feather, and kidney and spleen pool samples from carcasses of members of the family Corvidae as sources of West Nile virus (WNV). The cloacal swab, kidney and spleen pool, and feather pulp were the source of WNV in 38%, 43%, and 77%, respectively, of the carcasses.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Corvidae feather pulp and West Nile virus detection|
|Series title||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Contributing office(s)||National Wildlife Health Center|
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