West Nile Virus in Mexico: Evidence of Widespread Circulation since July 2002

José G. Estrada-Franco, Roberto Navarro-Lopez, David W C Beasley, Lark Coffey, Anne Sophie Carrara, Amelia Travassos Da Rosa, Tamara Clements, Eryu Wang, George V. Ludwig, Arturo Campomanes Cortes, Pedro Paz Ramirez, Robert B. Tesh, Alan D T Barrett, Scott C. Weaver

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Abstract

West Nile virus (WNV) antibodies were detected in horses from five Mexican states, and WNV was isolated from a Common Raven in the state of Tabasco. Phylogenetic studies indicate that this isolate, the first from Mexico, is related to strains from the central United States but has a relatively high degree of sequence divergence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1604-1607
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Estrada-Franco, J. G., Navarro-Lopez, R., Beasley, D. W. C., Coffey, L., Carrara, A. S., Da Rosa, A. T., Clements, T., Wang, E., Ludwig, G. V., Campomanes Cortes, A., Paz Ramirez, P., Tesh, R. B., Barrett, A. D. T., & Weaver, S. C. (2003). West Nile Virus in Mexico: Evidence of Widespread Circulation since July 2002. Emerging infectious diseases, 9(12), 1604-1607. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0912.030564