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- Sage-grouse recovery loses ground to summer fire, West Nile virus. Toweill, Dale // Birder's World;Dec2007, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p14
The article discusses the impact of a wildfire in southern Idaho and northern Nevada on Greater Sage-Grouse and other sagebrush-dependent bird species. In response, the Bureau of Land Management on September 19, 2007 said it plans to spend $23 million over four years to restore burned areas. The...
- Plague on a national icon. MacKenzie, Debora // New Scientist;10/26/2002, Vol. 176 Issue 2366, p14
Investigates the prevalence of West Nile virus among the native birds in North America. Etiology of the disease; Influence of the virus on the occurrence of serious illnesses; Development of vaccines against West Nile virus.
- West Nile Virus Activity -- United States, October 6-12, 2004. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/15/2004, Vol. 53 Issue 40, p950
Focuses on the West Nile virus (WNV) activity in the U.S. during October 6-12, 2004. States where a total number of 86 cases of human WNV illness were reported; Number dead birds with WNV infection that have been reported during 2004; Animals that were reported to have WNV infection.
- Antibody prevalence of West Nile virus in birds, Illinois, 2002. Ringia, Adam M.; Van de Wyngaerde, Marshall; Novak, Robert J.; Blitvich, Bradley J.; Hyun-Young Koo; Brawn, Jeff D.; Koo, Hyun-Young // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jun2004, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p1120
Antibodies to West Nile virus were detected in 94 of 1,784 Illinois birds during 2002. Captive and urban birds had higher seropositivity than did birds from natural areas, and northern and central Illinois birds' seropositivity was greater than that from birds from the southern sites. Adult and...
- Surveillance for West Nile virus in British birds (2001 to 2006). Phipps, L.P.; Duff, J.P.; Holmes, J.P.; Gough, R.E.; McCracken, F.; McElhinney, L.M.; Johnson, N.; Hughes, L.; Chantrey, J.; Pennycott, T.; Murray, K.O.; Brown, I.H.; Fooks, A.R. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;3/29/2008, Vol. 162 Issue 13, p413
The article describes the surveillance for West Nile Virus (WNV) in birds in Great Britain. The WNV surveillance assesses the risk of introduction and aims to develop contingency plans for containing disease outbreaks. Its principal objective is to monitor natural wild bird mortalities for the...
- AIR SICKNESS. Tangley, Laure // National Wildlife (World Edition);Apr/May2003, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p38
Deals with the infection of bird populations in North America with the West Nile virus. Views on the virus as a wildlife disease; Implications of its rapid geographic spread; Impact of the disease on bird populations.
- Corvidae Feather Pulp and West Nile Virus Detection. Docherty, Douglas E.; Long, Renee Romaine; Griffin, Kathryn M.; Saito, Emi K. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;May2004, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p907
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%,...
- Surveillance for West Nile Virus in Dead Wild Birds, South Korea, 2005-2008. Yeh, Jung-Yong; Kim, Hyun-Ju; Nah, Jin-Ju; Lee, Hang; Kim, Young-Jun; Moon, Jin-San; Cho, In-Soo; Choi, In-Soo; Song, Chang-Seon; Lee, Joong-Bok // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Feb2011, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p299
To investigate the possibility of West Nile virus (WNV) introduction into South Korea, the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service has conducted nationwide surveillance of WNV activity in dead wild birds since 2005 Surveillance conducted during 2005-2008 found no evidence of WNV...
- West Nile virus transmission in resident birds, Dominican Republic. Komar, Oliver; Robbins, Mark B.; Klenk, Kaci; Blitvich, Bradley J.; Marlenee, Nicole L.; Burkhalter, Kristen L.; Gubler, Duane J.; Gonzalvez, Guillermo; Pena, Carlos J.; Peterson, A. Townsend; Komar, Nicholas; Gonzálvez, Guillermo; Peña, Carlos J // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Oct2003, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p1299
We report West Nile virus (WNV) activity in the Dominican Republic for the first time. Specific anti-WNV antibodies were detected in 5 (15%) of 33 resident birds sampled at one location in November 2002. One seropositive bird was <4 months old, indicating a recent infection.