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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003

Dispatch

Serologic Evidence of West Nile Virus Transmission, Jamaica, West Indies

Alan P. Dupuis*Comments to Author , Peter P. Marra†, and Laura D. Kramer*
Author affiliations: *New York State Department of Health, Slingerlands, New York, USA; †Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland, USA

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Table 1

Number of birds collected at seven field sites in the Caribbean

Field site Migratory birds Resident birds Total Flavivirus positives (%)a
Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica
156
232
388
18 (4.6)
Manchester Parish (site 1), Jamaica
2
21
23
1 (4.4)
Manchester Parish (site 2), Jamaica
24
83
107
4 (3.7)
St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica
12
12
24
4 (16.7)
Yucatan, Mexico
70
102
172
2 (1.2)
Campeche, Mexico
114
144
258
0 (0.0)
Mexico totals
184
246
430
2 (0.5)
Puerto Rico (one collection site) totals
391
256
647
5 (1.1)b
Jamaica totals
194
348
542
27 (5.0)
Totals 769 850 1,619 34 (2.4)c

aBased on screening enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) results.
bResults based on 441 samples suitable for ELISA (206 samples were blood clots only).
cResults based on 1,413 samples tested by ELISA.

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