Field methods and sample collection techniques for the surveillance of West Nile Virus in Avian hosts

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Abstract

Avian hosts play an important role in the spread, maintenance, and amplification of West Nile virus (WNV). Avian susceptibility to WNV varies from species to species thus surveillance efforts can focus both on birds that survive infection and those that succumb. Here we describe methods for the collection and sampling of live birds for WNV antibodies or viremia, and methods for the sampling of dead birds. Target species and study design considerations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Pages207-220
Number of pages14
Volume1435
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume1435
ISSN (Print)10643745

Keywords

  • Avian
  • Sample collection
  • Surveillance
  • West Nile virus
  • WNV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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    Wheeler, S. S., Boyce, W. M., & Reisen, W. K. (2016). Field methods and sample collection techniques for the surveillance of West Nile Virus in Avian hosts. In Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol. 1435, pp. 207-220). (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 1435). Humana Press Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3670-0_16