Role of nestling mourning doves and house finches as amplifying hosts of St. Louis encephalitis virus.

@article{Mahmood2004RoleON,
  title={Role of nestling mourning doves and house finches as amplifying hosts of St. Louis encephalitis virus.},
  author={Farida Mahmood and Robert E. Chiles and Ying Fang and Christopher M Barker and William K. Reisen},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2004},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={965-72}
}
Nestling mourning doves and house finches produced elevated viremias after inoculation with 2-3 log10 plaque-forming units (PFU) of St Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus and infected 67 and 70% of Culex tarsalis Coquillett that engorged upon them, respectively. Mosquito infection rates as well as the quantity of virus produced after extrinsic incubation increased as a function of the quantity of virus ingested and peaked during days 3-5 postinoculation in mourning doves and days 2-4 in house… CONTINUE READING

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