Experimental infection of wading birds with eastern equine encephalitis virus.

  title={Experimental infection of wading birds with eastern equine encephalitis virus.},
  author={R. G. McLean and Wayne J Crans and Donald F. Caccamise and J R McNelly and Linda J Kirk and Carl Mitchell and Charles H Calisher},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={31 4},
To study the susceptibility of wading birds to eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus and to determine their potential as reservoir or amplifying hosts, fledgling glossy ibises (Plegadis falcinellus) and snowy egrets (Egretta thula) were captured in New Jersey (USA) and shipped to Colorado (USA) where they were experimentally inoculated with EEE virus. All 16 snowy egrets and 14 (93%) of 15 of the glossy ibises inoculated became viremic with moderate titers, and all survivors developed… CONTINUE READING
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