West Nile virus infection in farmed American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in Florida.

@article{Jacobson2005WestNV,
  title={West Nile virus infection in farmed American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in Florida.},
  author={Elliott R. Jacobson and Pamela E. Ginn and Jerry M Troutman and Lisa Farina and Lillian M. Stark and Kaci Klenk and Kristen L. Burkhalter and Nicholas Komar},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={96-106}
}
In September and October 2002, an epizootic of neurologic disease occurred at an alligator farm in Florida (USA). Three affected American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) were euthanatized and necropsied, and results confirmed infection with West Nile virus (WNV). The most significant microscopic lesions were a moderate heterophilic to lymphoplasmacytic meningoencephalomyelitis, necrotizing hepatitis and splenitis, pancreatic necrosis, myocardial degeneration with necrosis, mild… CONTINUE READING
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