Recombinant West Nile virus envelope (E) protein was examined in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect antibodies elicited during West Nile virus infection. Horses (nine of 10) and humans (six of six) with confirmed West Nile virus infection had IgG and/or IgM antibodies to the E protein. Antibodies to the recombinant West Nile virus membrane and nonstructural 1 proteins were not detected in any of these sera. An E protein-based ELISA may aid in the serological diagnosis of West Nile virus infection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases