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First Posted: Dec 29, 2009
Jan 16, 2012

Environmental Risk Factors Associated with West Nile Virus Clinical Disease in Florida Horses

Med Vet Entomol. 2009 Dec;23(4):357-66.
Environmental risk factors associated with West Nile virus clinical disease in Florida horses.
Rios LM, Sheu JJ, Day JF, Maruniak JE, Seino K, Zaretsky H, Long MT.
Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA. bug_lady8@yahoo.com

The objective of this study was to examine the extrinsic risk factors of West Nile virus (WNV) clinical disease in Florida horses as established from confirmed and negative horses tested within the state from 2001 to 2003. ... Data from this retrospective study have helped identify factors associated with WNV transmission in equines in Florida. Horses that have not been vaccinated and show clinical signs of arboviral infection from June to November should be tested for WNV. Horses that have been vaccinated and show clinical signs should be tested when the vaccination was administered within 1 month or greater than 6 months prior to the onset of clinical symptoms associated with WN infection."

PMID: 19941601 [PubMed - in process]

For More Information on West Nile Virus in Horses:

West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus Update Prince William County and Surrounding Areas

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