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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

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West Nile Virus in Horses, sub-Saharan Africa

Olivier Cabre*Comments to Author , Marc Grandadam†, Jean-Lou Marié‡, Patrick Gravier†, Aurélie Prangé†, Yan Santinelli§, Vincent Rous¶, Olivier Bourry#, Jean-Paul Durand†, Hugues J. Tolou†, and Bernard Davoust**
Author affiliations: *École du Val-de-Grâce, Paris, France; †Institut de Médecine Tropicale du Service de Santé des Armées, Marseille, France; ‡Secteur Vétérinaire de Marseille, Marseille, France; §Service Vétérinaire du Régiment de Cavalerie de la Garde Républicaine, Paris, France; ¶Secteur Vétérinaire de Lyon, Lyon, France; #Centre International de Recherches Médicales, Franceville, Gabon; **Direction Régionale du Service de Santé des Armées de Toulon, Toulon, France

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Table 2

Results of follow-up testing for West Nile virus in horses in Chad and Côte d'Ivoire

Initial testing* Follow-up testing†
Chad (n = 18) 3 negative 1 negative, 2 positive
15 positive 5 negative, 10 positive
Côte d'Ivoire (n = 18) 8 negative 8 negative
10 positive 9 negative, 1 positivE

*November 2003 in Chad and December 2003 in Côte d'Ivoire. Positive results were confirmed by Western blot and seroneutralization.
†October 2004 in Chad and December 2004–January 2005 in Côte d'Ivoire. Positive results were confirmed by Western blot.

*November 2003 in Chad and December 2003 in Côte d'Ivoire. Positive results were confirmed by Western blot and seroneutralization.
†October 2004 in Chad and December 2004–January 2005 in Côte d'Ivoire. Positive results were confirmed by Western blot.

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