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Characterization of West Nile Viruses Isolated from Captive American Flamingoes (Phoenicopterus ruber) in Medellin, Colombia

Overview of attention for article published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, September 2012
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Title
Characterization of West Nile Viruses Isolated from Captive American Flamingoes (Phoenicopterus ruber) in Medellin, Colombia
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The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, September 2012
DOI 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0655
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Lina Carrillo, Jorge E. Osorio, Karl A. Ciuoderis, Darby Murphy, Erik Hofmeister, Leidy D. Piedrahita, James LeVasseur, Martha C. Ocampo, Juan G. Lopera

Abstract

Serum samples from a total of 71 healthy captive birds belonging to 18 species were collected in July of 2008 in Medellin (Colombia) and tested for flaviviruses. Eighteen of 29 samples from American Flamingoes (Phoenicopterus ruber) were positive for West Nile virus (WNV) by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Selected positive samples were serially passaged and WNV was confirmed by immunofluorescence. Two isolates (524/08, 9835/08) were characterized in vitro and in vivo. Sequence analysis revealed WNV with 16 nucleotide substitutions resulting in six amino acid changes when compared with the NY99 strain. Colombian (COL) viruses were more closely related to Louisiana isolates from 2001. When compared with attenuated strains isolated from Texas, COL isolates differed in their plaque size and temperature sensitivity phenotype. The COL viruses were pathogenic in embryonated chicken eggs and Balb/c mice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 17%
Student > Master 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 11%
Other 6 17%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 31%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Psychology 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 5 14%

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#10,074,286
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#5,005
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