Land use and West Nile virus seroprevalence in wild mammals

Andrés Gómez, A. Marm Kilpatrick, Laura D. Kramer, Alan P. Dupuis, Joseph G. Maffei, Scott J. Goetz, Peter P. Marra, Peter Daszak, A. Alonso Aguirre

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Abstract

We examined West Nile virus (WNV) seroprevalence in wild mammals along a forest-to-urban gradient in the US mid-Atlantic region. WNV antibody prevalence increased with age, urbanization, and date of capture for juveniles and varied significantly between species. These findings suggest several requirements for using mammals as indicators of transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)962-965
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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