Prevalence of antibodies to Japanese encephalitis and West Nile viruses among wild birds in the Krishna-Godavari Delta, Andhra Pradesh, India.

@article{Rodrigues1981PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of antibodies to Japanese encephalitis and West Nile viruses among wild birds in the Krishna-Godavari Delta, Andhra Pradesh, India.},
  author={Fl{\'a}via Melo Rodrigues and S N Guttikar and B. de Pinto},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1981},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={258-62}
}
In the Krishna-Godavari Delta region of the State of Andhra Pradesh, India, 866 sera obtained from trapped birds of 13 species were tested for neutralizing antibody to Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus; two species of birds belonging to the family Ardeidae, Ardeola grayii (pond heron) and Bubulcus ibis (cattle egret), contributed 514 of these sera. Neutralizing antibody to JE virus--i.e. sera giving positive reactions--was detected in 179 sera (34.8%) from these two species; in addition, two… CONTINUE READING

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