Antibodies to West Nile virus in feral swine from Florida, Georgia, and Texas, USA.

@article{Gibbs2006AntibodiesTW,
  title={Antibodies to West Nile virus in feral swine from Florida, Georgia, and Texas, USA.},
  author={Samantha E. J. Gibbs and Nicole L. Marlenee and Janean Romines and Darrell M Kavanaugh and Joseph L Corn and David E. Stallknecht},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={261-5}
}
West Nile virus (WNV) exposure has not yet been reported in feral swine (Sus scrofa) despite the broad geographic range and population density of this species. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of antibodies to WNV in feral pigs, and to evaluate serologic diagnostics as applied to this species. Feral pig serum from three states was evaluated for antibodies to WNV. The overall WNV seroprevalence rate for 222 samples collected in 2001-2004 was 22.5%. Seroprevalence… CONTINUE READING

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