Serological evidence of West Nile virus, Usutu virus and Sindbis virus infection of birds in the UK.

@article{Buckley2003SerologicalEO,
  title={Serological evidence of West Nile virus, Usutu virus and Sindbis virus infection of birds in the UK.},
  author={Alan N. Buckley and A Dawson and Stephen R. Moss and Shelley A. Hinsley and Paul E. Bellamy and Ernest Andrew Gould},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={84 Pt 10},
  pages={2807-17}
}
The introduction and rapid dispersal of the African flavivirus West Nile virus (WNV) throughout North America, and the high fatality rate due to encephalitis in birds, horses, other wildlife species and humans, has attracted major attention worldwide. Usutu virus, another flavivirus, came to prominence in 2001, when it was identified as the agent responsible for a drop in the bird population in Austria; previously this encephalitic virus was found only in birds and mosquitoes in Africa. Sindbis… CONTINUE READING