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

  title={Origin of the West Nile virus responsible for an outbreak of encephalitis in the northeastern United States.},
  author={R. Lanciotti and J. Roehrig and V. Deubel and J. Smith and M. Parker and K. Steele and B. Crise and K. Volpe and M. Crabtree and J. Scherret and R. Hall and J. Mackenzie and C. B. Cropp and B. Panigrahy and E. Ostlund and B. Schmitt and M. Malkinson and C. Banet and J. Weissman and N. Komar and H. Savage and W. Stone and T. McNamara and D. Gubler},
  volume={286 5448},
  • R. Lanciotti, J. Roehrig, +21 authors D. 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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