Year-round West Nile virus activity, Gulf Coast Region, Texas and Louisiana

Robert B. Tesh, Ray Parsons, Marina Siirin, Yvonne Randle, Chris Sargent, Hilda Guzman, Taweesak Wuithiranyagool, Stephen Higgs, Dana L. Vanlandingham, Adil A. Bala, Keith Haas, Brian Zerinque

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West Nile virus (WNV) was detected in 11 dead birds and two mosquito pools collected in east Texas and southern Louisiana during surveillance studies in the winter of 2003 to 2004. These findings suggest that WNV is active throughout the year in this region of the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1649-1652
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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