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Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2018 Jul 31. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2018.2289. [Epub ahead of print]

Mortality of Goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) Due to West Nile Virus Lineage 2.

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1 The Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Biology , Brno, Czech Republic .
2
2 Department of Experimental Biology, Czech Collection of Microorganisms, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University , Brno, Czech Republic .
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3 Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University , Brno, Czech Republic .

Abstract

In 2017, we isolated and identified West Nile virus (WNV) lineage 2 from two dead captive goshawks (Accipiter gentilis), for the first time in the Czech Republic. Goshawk might serve as an early indicator species for the ongoing WNV emergence in several European countries.

KEYWORDS:

Flavivirus; West Nile virus; avian disease; birds; central Europe; raptors

PMID:
30063186
DOI:
10.1089/vbz.2018.2289

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