Serologic evidence of West Nile virus infections in wild birds captured in Germany.

@article{Linke2007SerologicEO,
  title={Serologic evidence of West Nile virus infections in wild birds captured in Germany.},
  author={Sonja Linke and Matthias Niedrig and Andreas Kaiser and Heinz Ellerbrok and Kerstin M{\"u}ller and Thomas M{\"u}ller and Franz J Conraths and Ralf-Udo M{\"u}hle and Daniel Schmidt and Ulrich K{\"o}ppen and Franz Bairlein and Peter Berthold and Georg Pauli},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={358-64}
}
To assess the risk of acquiring a West Nile virus (WNV) infection in Germany, we investigated samples from migrating and from resident birds. Because of their stay in or migration through WNV-endemic regions, these birds are at risk to become infected with WNV. Blood samples from 3,399 birds, representing 87 bird species, were collected in Germany in 2000 and in 2002-2005. Overall, 53 birds belonging to 5 species had WNV-neutralizing antibodies. Fifty-nine birds belonging to 9 species were… CONTINUE READING

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