Detection of eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus RNA in North American snakes.

@article{Bingham2012DetectionOE,
  title={Detection of eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus RNA in North American snakes.},
  author={Andrea M. Bingham and Sean P Graham and Nathan D Burkett-Cadena and Gregory S. White and Hassan kamal Hassan and Thomas R. Unnasch},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2012},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={
          1140-4
        }
}
The role of non-avian vertebrates in the ecology of eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus (EEEV) is unresolved, but mounting evidence supports a potential role for snakes in the EEEV transmission cycle, especially as over-wintering hosts. To determine rates of exposure and infection, we examined serum samples from wild snakes at a focus of EEEV in Alabama for viral RNA using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. Two species of vipers, the copperhead (Agkistrodon… CONTINUE READING

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