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.
|Title||Corvidae feather pulp and West Nile virus detection|
|Authors||D. E. Docherty, R. Romaine Long, Katie M. Griffin, E.K. Saito|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||National Wildlife Health Center|