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Experimental susceptibility of Wood Ducks (<i>Aix sponsa</i>) for West Nile virus

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Erik Hofmeister, Robert E. Porter, and J. Christian Franson EXPERIMENTAL SUSCEPTIBILITY OF WOOD DUCKS FOR WEST NILE VIRUS. Journal of Wildlife Diseases

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Detection of West Nile virus (WNV) has been reported in a variety of wild ducks in the US, but little is known about the pathogenesis and outcome of exposure of the disease in these species. Previous experimental studies of WNV in ducks either have challenged a small number of ducks with WNV or have tested domesticated ducks. To determine susceptibility and immune response, we challenged 7-wk-old Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) with a 1999 American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) isolate of WNV. Wood Ducks were susceptible to infection with the virus, and, although clinical signs or mortality were not observed, microscopic lesions were noted, particularly in the heart and brain. West Nile virus viremia peaked on day 2 postinfection (pi) at 104.54 [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.7589/2014-08-216
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