Persistent West Nile virus transmission and the apparent displacement St. Louis encephalitis virus in southeastern California, 2003-2006.

@article{Reisen2008PersistentWN,
  title={Persistent West Nile virus transmission and the apparent displacement St. Louis encephalitis virus in southeastern California, 2003-2006.},
  author={William K. Reisen and Hugh D Lothrop and Sarah S. Wheeler and Marc Kennsington and Arturo Gutierrez and Ying Fang and Sandra M{\"u}ller Garcia and Branka B Lothrop},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={494-508}
}
West Nile virus (family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus, WNV) invaded the Colorado Desert biome of southern California during summer 2003 and seemed to displace previously endemic St. Louis encephalitis virus (family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus, SLEV, an antigenically similar Flavivirus in the Japanese encephalitis virus serocomplex). Western equine encephalomyelitis virus (family Togaviridae, genus Alphavirus, WEEV), an antigenically distinct Alphavirus, was detected during 2005 and 2006… CONTINUE READING

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