Persistent West Nile virus infection in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)

@article{Nemeth2009PersistentWN,
  title={Persistent West Nile virus infection in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)},
  author={Nicole Nemeth and Ginger Young and Christina Ndaluka and Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann and Nicholas Komar and Richard Strong Bowen},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2009},
  volume={154},
  pages={783-789}
}
Long-term persistence of West Nile virus (WNV) infection within vertebrate reservoir hosts is a potential mechanism for overwintering of this (and other) arbovirus(es) at temperate latitudes. The house sparrow (Passer domesticus), an established amplifying host for WNV and other arboviruses, was used as a model to confirm chronicity of WNV infection in passerine birds and to evaluate the feasibility of two overwintering mechanisms: blood-borne infection of arthropod vectors (recrudescence) and… CONTINUE READING
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