Origin of the West Nile virus responsible for an outbreak of encephalitis in the northeastern United States.

@article{Lanciotti1999OriginOT,
  title={Origin of the West Nile virus responsible for an outbreak of encephalitis in the northeastern United States.},
  author={Robert S. Lanciotti and John T. Roehrig and Vincent Deubel and Julia Smith and Megan N. Parker and K Steele and Bruce Crise and K E Volpe and Mary B. Crabtree and J H Scherret and Roy A Hall and John Stuart Mackenzie and C. Bruce Cropp and Benu Panigrahy and Eva Ostlund and Bertram Schmitt and Mertyn Malkinson and Caroline Banet and Joel S. Weissman and Nicholas Komar and Harry M. Savage and W. Stone and Tracey McNamara and Duane J. Gubler},
  journal={Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={286 5448},
  pages={
          2333-7
        }
}
  • Robert S. Lanciotti, John T. Roehrig, +21 authors Duane J. Gubler
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine, Mathematics, Biology
  • Science
  • In late summer 1999, an outbreak of human encephalitis occurred in the northeastern United States that was concurrent with extensive mortality in crows (Corvus species) as well as the deaths of several exotic birds at a zoological park in the same area. Complete genome sequencing of a flavivirus isolated from the brain of a dead Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis), together with partial sequence analysis of envelope glycoprotein (E-glycoprotein) genes amplified from several other… CONTINUE READING

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