Surveillance results from the first West Nile virus transmission season in Florida, 2001.

@article{Blackmore2003SurveillanceRF,
  title={Surveillance results from the first West Nile virus transmission season in Florida, 2001.},
  author={Carina G.M. Blackmore and Lillian M. Stark and William C Jeter and Robin L. Oliveri and Robert G. Brooks and Lisa A Conti and Steven Todd Wiersma},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={141-50}
}
After West Nile virus (WNV) was first detected in Florida in July 2001, intensive surveillance efforts over the following five months uncovered virus activity in 65 of the state's 67 counties with 1,106 wild birds, 492 horses, 194 sentinel chickens, and 12 people found infected with the virus. Thirteen of 28 mosquito isolations came from Culex mosquitoes. As seen in the northeastern United States, wild bird mortality was the most sensitive surveillance method. However, unlike the predominantly… CONTINUE READING

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