Detection and molecular analysis of West Nile virus infections in birds of prey in the eastern part of Austria in 2008 and 2009.

@article{Wodak2011DetectionAM,
  title={Detection and molecular analysis of West Nile virus infections in birds of prey in the eastern part of Austria in 2008 and 2009.},
  author={Eveline Wodak and Susanne Richter and Zoltan Tibor Bago and Sandra Revilla-Fern{\'a}ndez and Herbert Weissenb{\"o}ck and Norbert Nowotny and Petra Winter},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={149 3-4},
  pages={358-66}
}
The emergence of West Nile virus (WNV) was expected in Austria since the initial discovery of the infection in neighbouring Hungary in 2003/2004. In 2008 six cases of West Nile disease were diagnosed at the Institute for Veterinary Disease Control Mödling, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), involving five goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) and one gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), which were found dead in the eastern Austrian federal states of Lower Austria, Vienna and Styria… CONTINUE READING
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