Corvidae feather pulp and West Nile virus detection

Emerging Infectious Diseases
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We evaluated cloacal swab, vascular pulp of flight feather, and kidney and spleen pool samples from carcasses of members of the family Corvidae as sources of West Nile virus (WNV). The cloacal swab, kidney and spleen pool, and feather pulp were the source of WNV in 38%, 43%, and 77%, respectively, of the carcasses.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Corvidae feather pulp and West Nile virus detection
Series title Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI 10.3201/eid1005.030825
Volume 10
Issue 5
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher CDC
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 3 p.
First page 907
Last page 909
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