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Serosurvey of a Rural Human Population for the Presence of West Nile Virus Antibodies

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James R. Hutchison
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Carol Cooper
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Steven J. McAllister
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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4/24/2010

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West Nile Virus (WNV) is an RNA arbovirus in the family Flaviviridae. While birds are the primary reservoir for the virus, humans can be a dead end host. In Wyoming, the Culex tarsalis mosquito acts as the primary vector. Most human infections are asymptomatic. In less than 1% of infections, however, severe symptoms including paralysis, meningitis, encephalitis, and death may occur. Fremont County is a hot spot of WNV with 69% of all human cases in Wyoming reported in 2006. Our study proposes to conduct a serosurvey of the human population of Fremont County to determine the number of people exposed to WNV. Sera will be tested using commercially available IgG and IgM antibody kits.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2010 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Undergraduate Research Day

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Undergraduate Research Day 2010

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