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West Nile Virus in Horses, sub-Saharan Africa

By Olivier Cabre, Marc Grandadam, Jean-Lou Marié, Patrick Gravier, Aurélie Prangé, Yan Santinelli, Vincent Rous, Olivier Bourry, Jean-Paul Durand, Hugues Tolou and Bernard Davoust

Abstract

To evaluate the presence and extension of West Nile virus where French soldiers are stationed in Africa, specific antibody prevalence was determined by using ELISA and Western blot. Among 245 horses living in close proximity to the soldiers, seroprevalence was particularly high in Chad (97%) and Senegal (92%)

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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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