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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Jul-Aug;7(4):742-4.

West Nile virus in overwintering Culex mosquitoes, New York City, 2000.

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CDC-DVBID, PO Box 2087, Fort Collins, CO 80522, USA. rsn0@cdc.gov

Abstract

After the 1999 West Nile (WN) encephalitis outbreak in New York, 2,300 overwintering adult mosquitoes were tested for WN virus by cell culture and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. WN viral RNA and live virus were found in pools of Culex mosquitoes. Persistence in overwintering Cx. pipiens may be important in the maintenance of WN virus in the northeastern United States.

PMID:
11585542
PMCID:
PMC2631767
DOI:
10.3201/eid0704.010426
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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