Skip directly to local search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004

Research

VecTest as Diagnostic and Surveillance Tool for West Nile Virus in Dead Birds

Ward B. Stone*Comments to Author , Joseph C. Okoniewski*, Joseph E. Therrien*, Laura D. Kramer†, Elizabeth B. Kauffman†, and Millicent Eidson†
Author affiliations: *New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, New York, USA; †New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA; VecTest for Detecting West Nile Virus

Main Article

Figure

West Nile virus (WNV) VecTest results from oral swabs of Gray Catbirds showing narrow-line false-positive results compared with typical true-positive VecTest results from reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction–positive American Crows. Note the near exclusive deposition of pigment at the lower margin of the test zone on the dipsticks of catbirds, and the distribution of pigment across the full width of the test zone in the WNV-positive crows, even in very weak positive tests.

Figure. West Nile virus (WNV) VecTest results from oral swabs of Gray Catbirds showing narrow-line false-positive results compared with typical true-positive VecTest results from reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction–positive American Crows. Note the near exclusive deposition of pigment at the lower margin of the test zone on the dipsticks of catbirds, and the distribution of pigment across the full width of the test zone in the WNV-positive crows, even in very weak positive tests.

Main Article

Top of Page

 

Past Issues

Select a Past Issue:

Art in Science - Selections from Emerging Infectious Diseases
Now available for order



CDC 24/7 – Saving Lives, Protecting People, Saving Money. Learn More About How CDC Works For You…

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO