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Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010

Research

Surveillance for West Nile Virus in American White Pelicans, Montana, USA, 2006–2007

Gregory JohnsonComments to Author , Nicole Nemeth, Kristina Hale, Nicole Lindsey, Nicholas Panella, and Nicholas Komar
Author affiliations: Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA (G. Johnson, K. Hale); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (N. Nemeth, N. Lindsey, N. Panella, N. Komar)

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Table 1

Deaths in pelicans infected by WNV and WNV human disease in counties with nesting American white pelican colonies, United States, 2003–2007*

Year County, state Earliest date of pelican death Earliest date of disease in humans Difference, d
2003 Big Stone, MN Jul 1 Aug 25 56
Phillips, MT Aug 1 Aug 15 14
Sheridan, MT Jul 23 Aug 1 9
Stutsman, ND Jul 15 Jul 26 11

Day, SD
Jul 28
Jul 14
−14
2004
Big Stone, MN
May 30
Sep 1
93
2005 Sheridan, MT Jun 23 Jul 14 52
Stutsman, ND Jun 17 Jul 18 31

Day, SD
Jul 6
Aug 26
51
2006 Big Stone, MN Jun 15 Jul 27 42
Washoe, NV Jul 14 Jul 10 −4
Stutsman, ND Jul 24 Aug 1 8
Day, SD Jul 19 Aug 1 13

Brown, WI
Jul 15
Aug 10
26
2007 Stutsman, ND Jul 7 Jul 1 −6
Day, SD Jul 9 Jun 27 −12

*WNV, West Nile virus.

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