The Israeli strain IS-98-ST1 of West Nile virus as viral model for West Nile encephalitis in the Old World

@article{Lucas2004TheIS,
  title={The Israeli strain IS-98-ST1 of West Nile virus as viral model for West Nile encephalitis in the Old World},
  author={Marianne Lucas and M. P. Frenkiel and Tomoji Mashimo and Jean Louis Gu{\'e}net and Vincent Deubel and Philippe C Despr{\'e}s and P E Ceccaldi},
  journal={Virology Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={9 - 9}
}
West Nile virus (WNV) recently became a major public health concern in North America, the Middle East, and Europe. In contrast with the investigations of the North-American isolates, the neurovirulence properties of Middle-Eastern strains of WNV have not been extensively characterized. Israeli WNV strain IS-98-ST1 that has been isolated from a white stork in 1998, was found to be highly neuroinvasive in adult C57BL/6 mice. Strain IS-98-ST1 infects primary neuronal cells from mouse cortex… CONTINUE READING
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