West Nile virus infection among the homeless, Houston, Texas

Tamra E. Meyer, Lara M. Bull, Kelly Cain Holmes, Rhia F. Pascua, Amelia Travassos Da Rosa, Christian R. Gutierrez, Tracie Corbin, Jennifer L. Woodward, Jeffrey P. Taylor, Robert B. Tesh, Kristy O. Murray

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Abstract

Among 397 homeless participants studied, the overall West Nile virus (WNV) seroprevalence was 6.8%. Risk factors for WNV infection included being homeless >1 year, spending >6 hours outside daily, regularly taking mosquito precautions, and current marijuana use. Public health interventions need to be directed toward this high-risk population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1500-1503
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume13
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Meyer, T. E., Bull, L. M., Holmes, K. C., Pascua, R. F., Da Rosa, A. T., Gutierrez, C. R., Corbin, T., Woodward, J. L., Taylor, J. P., Tesh, R. B., & Murray, K. O. (2007). West Nile virus infection among the homeless, Houston, Texas. Emerging infectious diseases, 13(10), 1500-1503. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1310.070442