Detection of seroconversion to West Nile virus, Usutu virus and Sindbis virus in UK sentinel chickens

@article{Buckley2006DetectionOS,
  title={Detection of seroconversion to West Nile virus, Usutu virus and Sindbis virus in UK sentinel chickens},
  author={Alan N. Buckley and A Dawson and Ernest Andrew Gould},
  journal={Virology Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={71 - 71}
}
We previously reported evidence of West Nile virus (WNV) circulation in UK birds, probably introduced by migratory birds from overseas. We now demonstrate WNV-specific seroconversion in sentinel chickens raised on an English farm. Maternal neutralizing antibodies to WNV in hatchlings declined within three weeks. During the following months, healthy chickens developed WNV neutralizing antibodies that were confirmed by immunoblotting and indirect immunofluorescence tests using WNV antigens. The… CONTINUE READING

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