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Volume 21, Number 8—August 2015

Susceptibility of Carrion Crows to Experimental Infection with Lineage 1 and 2 West Nile Viruses

Stephanie M. Lim, Aaron C. Brault, Geert van Amerongen, Angela M. Bosco-Lauth, Hannah Romo, Varsha D. Sewbalaksing, Richard A. Bowen, Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus, Penelope Koraka1, and Byron E.E. Martina1Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (S.M. Lim, G. van Amerongen, V.D. Sewbalaksing, A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, P. Koraka, B.E.E. Martina); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (A.C. Brault, A.M. Bosco-Lauth, H. Romo); Colorado State University, Fort Collins (R.A. Bowen); Artemis One Health Research Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands (A.D.M.E. Osterhaus, P. Koraka, B.E.E. Martina)

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Table 1

West Nile virus strains used for susceptibility studies in carrion and American crows

Strain Source Passage history* Location Genetic lineage Crow species inoculated
NY99-4132 American crow (brain) V2 United States 1a Carrion, American
Nea Santa-Greece-2010 Culex pipiens mosquito V1 Greece 2 Carrion
Italy/2009/FIN Human with neuroinvasive disease V2, C1 Italy 1a Carrion, American
Ita09 Human with neuroinvasive disease V1, C1 Italy 1a Carrion, American
578/10 Horse (brain) V2, C1 Hungary 2 Carrion

*Viruses were propagated in Vero (V) or C6/36 insect cells (C). Numbers following passage source represent the number of virus passages.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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