Use of sentinel chickens to study the transmission dynamics of West Nile virus in a sahelian ecosystem.

@article{Chevalier2008UseOS,
  title={Use of sentinel chickens to study the transmission dynamics of West Nile virus in a sahelian ecosystem.},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Chevalier and Renaud Lancelot and Amadou Dia{\"i}t{\'e} and Bernard Mondet and Xavier de Lamballerie},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={136 4},
  pages={525-8}
}
During the 2003 rainy season, a follow-up survey in sentinel chickens was undertaken to assess the seasonal transmission of West Nile virus (WNV) in a sahelian ecosystem: the Ferlo (Senegal). The estimated incidence rate in chickens was 14% (95% CI 7-29), with a very low level of transmission between July and September, and a transmission peak occurring between September and October. Comparing these results with the estimate obtained from a previous transversal serological study performed on… CONTINUE READING