West Nile virus infection in tree squirrels (Rodentia: Sciuridae) in California, 2004-2005.

@article{Padgett2007WestNV,
  title={West Nile virus infection in tree squirrels (Rodentia: Sciuridae) in California, 2004-2005.},
  author={Kerry A Padgett and William K. Reisen and Nicole Kahl-Purcell and Ying Fang and Barbara Cahoon-Young and Ryan M. Carney and Nancy Anderson and Lynda Zucca and Leslie Woods and Stan Husted and Vicki L. Kramer},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={810-3}
}
West Nile virus (WNV) transmission generally involves a mosquito vector and an avian reservoir host, with mammals as incidental hosts. Although most mammalian WNV infections cause low or no morbidity or mortality, tree squirrels are susceptible to WNV-associated neurologic disease with infection prevalence comparable to that in dead birds. Positive species included fox squirrel (Sciurus niger), western gray squirrel (S. griseus), and eastern gray squirrel (S. carolinensis). Kidney tissue… CONTINUE READING
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