Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010
West Nile Virus Range Expansion into British Columbia
|Week||Total no. individuals||No. pools||No. positive pools||MLE (95% CI)||MIR|
|Jun 28–Jul 11||1,542||52||0||0.00||0.00|
|Jul 12–Jul 25||670||30||0||0.00||0.00|
|Jul 26–Aug 8||3,376||98||4||1.21 (0.39–2.92)||1.85|
|Aug 9–Aug 22||959||67||4||4.49 (1.45–10.95)||4.17|
|Aug 23–Sep 5||424||37||2||4.97 (0.89–16.63)||4.71|
|Sep 6–Sep 19||4||1||0||0.00||0.00|
*MLE, maximum-likelihood estimate; MIR, minimum infectious rate estimate; CI, confidence interval. Estimates are calculated by using the software PooledInfRate from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (24) and represent number of positive mosquitoes per 1,000 tested. Values within parentheses represent 95% confidence intervals.
1Members of the British Columbia WNV Surveillance Team: Lucy Beck, Victoria Bowes, Elizabeth Brodkin, Steve Chong, Ken Christian, Dalton Cross, Murray Fyfe, Roland Guasparini, Paul Hasselback, Randy Heilbron, Mira Leslie, James Lu, Craig Nowakowski, Robert Parker, Tim Shum, Kevin Touchet, and Eric Young.