Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004
West Nile Virus in California
|Species||Sera||% Flavivirusa||% WEEVb|
|Common Ground Dove
aPositive by enzyme immunoassay; some not confirmed by plaque reduction neutralization test or West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus results were equivocal.
bWEEV, western equine encephalitis virus.
1Procedures for the bleeding and husbandry of sentinel chickens were described in Protocol 9608 approved by the University of California, Davis, Animal Use and Care Administrative Advisory Committee.
2The collection, banding, and bleeding of wild birds were conducted under Protocol 9605 approved by the Animal Use and Care Administrative Advisory Committee of the University of California, Davis, California Resident Scientific Collection Permit 801049-02 by the State of California Department of Fish and Game, and Master Station Federal Bird Marking and Salvage Permit 22763 from the U.S. Geological Survey Bird Banding Laboratory.