Prevalence of West Nile virus neutralizing antibodies in wild birds from the Camargue area, southern France.

@article{Jourdain2008PrevalenceOW,
  title={Prevalence of West Nile virus neutralizing antibodies in wild birds from the Camargue area, southern France.},
  author={Elsa Jourdain and Herv{\'e} G. Zeller and Philippe Sabatier and S{\'e}verine Murri and Yves Kayser and Timothy Greenland and M. Lafaye and Michel Gauthier-Clerc},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={766-71}
}
The Camargue area of southern France experienced the re-emergence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the late summer of 2000 and 2004. Immediately preceding the 2004 outbreak, samples were collected from 432 birds of 32 different species captured in mist nets and from 201 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) nestlings sampled in their nests between 1 April and 12 June 2004. West Nile virus neutralizing titers of >/=40 were detected in 4.8% (95% confidence limit, 2.9-7.5%) of the adult birds and in 1.6% (0.3-4… CONTINUE READING

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