West Nile Virus and High Death Rate in American Crows

Sarah A. Yaremych, Richard E. Warner, Phil C. Mankin, Jeff D. Brawn, Arlo Raim, Robert Novak

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We document effects of West Nile virus (WNV) on American Crows. More than two thirds of our crows died of WNV infection, peaking when the proportion of infected mosquitoes at roosts was greatest. WNV antibody prevalence in crows was low. Local ecologic effects can be dramatic as WNV inhabits new areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)709-711
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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