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Prevalence of neutralizing antibodies to West Nile virus in Eleonora's Falcons in the Canary Islands

AuthorsGangoso, Laura ; Grande, Juan Manuel ; Llorente, Francisco; Jiménez-Clavero, Miguel A.; Pérez, Jesús M.; Figuerola, Jordi
Issue Date2010
PublisherWildlife Disease Association
CitationJournal of Wildlife Diseases 46: 1321- 1324 (2010)
AbstractBirds are the major amplifying host for West Nile virus (WNV), a flavivirus that may affect humans and transmitted by bloodsucking vectors. Eleonora's Falcons (Falco eleonorae) migrate to the Canary Islands annually from WNV-endemic regions. To investigate the possible role of Eleonora's Falcons in the circulation of WNV, we measured WNVspecifie antibodies in 81 falcons captured in 2006. None of the nestlings but 14.8% of the adults had WNV-neutralizing antibodies. RTPCR did not detect flaviviruses in nonculicine ectoparasites (n=231) of the falcons. These findings suggest that WNV infection did not occur locally, but rather on the wintering grounds or during migration. © Wildlife Disease Association 2010.
Identifiersissn: 0090-3558
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