Rapid West Nile virus antigen detection

Nicholas A. Panella, Kristen L. Burkhalter, Stanley A. Langevin, Aaron Brault, Lynn M. Schooley, Brad J. Biggerstaff, Roger S. Nasci, Nicholas Komar

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We compared the VecTest WNV antigen assay with standard methods of West Nile virus (WNV) detection in swabs from American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). The VecTest detected WNV more frequently than the plaque assay and was comparable to a TaqMan reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1633-1635
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Panella, N. A., Burkhalter, K. L., Langevin, S. A., Brault, A., Schooley, L. M., Biggerstaff, B. J., Nasci, R. S., & Komar, N. (2005). Rapid West Nile virus antigen detection. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(10), 1633-1635. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1110.040394