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Antibody prevalence of St. Louis encephalitis virus in avian hosts in Los Angeles, California, 1986.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2852209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study was conducted to determine the pattern of St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus activity in the avian populations of the Los Angeles metropolitan area in 1986. In total, 679 birds of 42 species were captured at 7 study sites. The overall prevalence of SLE neutralizing (N) antibody of 3% indicated enzootic transmission. Antibody prevalences were higher in birds sampled in the central part of the metropolitan area, which was consistent with other epidemiologic data. The use of specific avian species as sentinels for future surveillance of SLE virus activity was suggested.
R G McLean; J P Webb; E G Campos; J Gruwell; D B Francy; D Womeldorf; C M Myers; T H Work; M Jozan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association     Volume:  4     ISSN:  8756-971X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc.     Publication Date:  1988 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-05     Completed Date:  1989-04-05     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511299     Medline TA:  J Am Mosq Control Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  524-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vector-Borne Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Fort Collins, CO 80522-2087.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Viral / analysis*
Birds / microbiology*
Disease Reservoirs*
Encephalitis Virus, St. Louis / immunology*
Encephalitis, St. Louis / transmission*
Flavivirus / immunology*
Los Angeles
Species Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Viral

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