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Corvidae feather pulp and West Nile virus detection

January 1, 2004

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2004
Title Corvidae feather pulp and West Nile virus detection
DOI 10.3201/eid1005.030825
Authors D. E. Docherty, R. Romaine Long, Katie M. Griffin, E.K. Saito
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Emerging Infectious Diseases
Index ID 1003804
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center