Antibodies to flaviviruses in wild ducks captured in Hokkaido, Japan: risk assessment of invasive flaviviruses.

@article{Saito2009AntibodiesTF,
  title={Antibodies to flaviviruses in wild ducks captured in Hokkaido, Japan: risk assessment of invasive flaviviruses.},
  author={Mika Saito and Yuichi Osa and Mitsuhiko Asakawa},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={253-8}
}
Recently, the distribution of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) and West Nile virus (WNV) has expanded into new territories. The invasion of WNV into Japan is of great concern. The migration of birds is suggested to be involved in the expanded distribution of these flaviviruses. In this study, 92 wild ducks--20 Anas poecilorhyncha (migratory breeders), 50 Anas platyrhynchos (undetermined), 16 Anas acuta (winter visitors), and 6 Anas penelope (winter visitors)--were captured in autumn of 2005… CONTINUE READING

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