West Nile virus isolated from a Virginia opossum (Didelphis Virginiana) in Northwestern Missouri, USA, 2012

Angela Bosco-Lauth, Jessica R. Harmon, R. Ryan Lash, Sonja Weiss, Stanley Langevin, Harry M. Savage, Marvin S. Godsey, Kristen Burkhalter, J. Jeffrey Root, Thomas Gidlewski, William L. Nicholson, Aaron Brault, Nicholas Komar

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Abstract

We describe the isolation of West Nile virus (WNV; Flaviviridae, Flavivirus) from blood of a Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) collected in northwestern Missouri, USA in August 2012. Sequencing determined that the virus was related to lineage 1a WNV02 strains. We discuss the role of wildlife in WNV disease epidemiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)976-978
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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    Bosco-Lauth, A., Harmon, J. R., Ryan Lash, R., Weiss, S., Langevin, S., Savage, H. M., Godsey, M. S., Burkhalter, K., Jeffrey Root, J., Gidlewski, T., Nicholson, W. L., Brault, A., & Komar, N. (2014). West Nile virus isolated from a Virginia opossum (Didelphis Virginiana) in Northwestern Missouri, USA, 2012. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 50(4), 976-978. https://doi.org/10.7589/2013-11-295