Susceptibility of greater sage-grouse to experimental infection with West Nile virus.

@article{Clark2006SusceptibilityOG,
  title={Susceptibility of greater sage-grouse to experimental infection with West Nile virus.},
  author={Larry James Clark and Jeffrey Scott Hall and Robert Mclean and Michael J. Dunbar and K. F. Klenk and Richard Strong Bowen and Cynthia A. Smeraski},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={
          14-22
        }
}
Populations of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) have declined 45-80% in North America since 1950. Although much of this decline has been attributed to habitat loss, recent field studies have indicated that West Nile virus (WNV) has had a significant negative impact on local populations of grouse. We confirm the susceptibility of greater sage-grouse to WNV infection in laboratory experimental studies. Grouse were challenged by subcutaneous injection of WNV (10(3.2) plaque-forming… CONTINUE READING
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