West Nile virus infection in nonhuman primate breeding colony, concurrent with human epidemic, southern Louisiana.

@article{Ratterree2003WestNV,
  title={West Nile virus infection in nonhuman primate breeding colony, concurrent with human epidemic, southern Louisiana.},
  author={Marion S Ratterree and Amelia P.A. Travassos Da Rosa and Rudolf P. Bohm and Frank B. Cogswell and Kathrine M Phillippi and Kevin A. Caillouet and Shelle Schwanberger and Robert E. Shope and Robert B. Tesh},
  journal={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 11},
  pages={
          1388-94
        }
}
During the summer of 2002, an epidemic of West Nile meningoencephalitis occurred in southern Louisiana. Following the outbreak, blood samples were collected from 1,692 captive rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta), pigtail macaques (M. nemestrina), and baboons (Papio spp.) that were permanently housed outdoors at a nonhuman primate breeding facility in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The serum samples were examined for antibodies to West Nile virus (WNV). Overall, 36% of the captive nonhuman primates… CONTINUE READING

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