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Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

Jaap Goudsmit

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195130348
eISBN:
9780199790166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

Rarely have humans been as threatened by viruses as they are today. It almost seems as if a virus invasion is taking place. Viruses have lately been coming out of nowhere and appearing in the ... More


Ecological Associations of West Nile Virus and Avian Hosts in an Arid Environment

Holly B. Vuong, Donald F. Caccamise, Marta Remmenga, and Rebecca Creamer

in Emerging Avian Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272378
eISBN:
9780520952201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272378.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

We evaluated disease associations of West Nile virus (WNV) with avian hosts in four key habitats of southern New Mexico (agriculture, desert, riparian, and urban). Our goal was to examine the role of ... More


Host selection and its role in transmission of arboviral encephalitides

Robert S. Unnasch, Eddie W. Cupp, and Thomas R. Unnasch

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Several highly virulent, arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) that cause serious human neurological diseases, such as West Nile encephalomyelitis, are transmitted by mosquitoes that feed on both ... More


West Nile Virus: Deaths of Crows and Humans

Michael B. A. Oldstone

in Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190056780
eISBN:
9780197523292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056780.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses West Nile virus, the cause of a formerly unknown disease whose path through America was a trail of dead birds and dead people. West Nile virus is currently the most common and ... More


WEATHERING STORMS AND DROUGHTS: West Nile Virus and Others

Jaap Goudsmit

in Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195130348
eISBN:
9780199790166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses the spread of viruses. Topics covered include the arrival of RNA viruses in the United States via bird migration, human travel, and other carriers; the 1999 West Nile virus ... More


Prevalence and Effects of West Nile Virus on Wild American Kestrel (Falco Sparverius) Populations in Colorado

Robert J. Dusek, William M. Iko, and Erik K. Hofmeister

in Emerging Avian Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272378
eISBN:
9780520952201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272378.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

To assess the potential impacts of West Nile virus (WNV) on a wild population of free-ranging raptors, we investigated the prevalence and effects of WNV on American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) ... More


West Nile Virus Ecology in Sagebrush Habitat and Impacts on Greater Sage-Grouse Populations

Brett L. Walker and David E. Naugle

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter examines the ecology of West Nile virus in sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) ecosystems of western North America, as well as its influence on Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) ... More


Immunophenotyping of Avian Lymphocytes: Implications and Future for Understanding Disease in Birds

Jeanne M. Fair, Kirsten J. Taylor-McCabe, Yulin Shou, and Babetta L. Marrone

in Emerging Avian Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272378
eISBN:
9780520952201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272378.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)T-cell populations can be delineated into subsets based on their expression of cell-surface proteins such as cluster of differentiation (CD) cell surface markers. ... More


‘Wrung from the Withers of the Western Nile’: Background, Birth and Youth, 1928(?)–46

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter discusses Idi Amin's childhood and background. Amin's connection with the Yakan movement demonstrates how close in time his birth was to the very beginning of British rule over Uganda. ... More


Force of Infection and Variation in Outbreak Size in a Multi-Species Host-Pathogen System: West Nile Virus in New York City

John M. Drake, Krisztian Magori, Kevin Knoblich, Sarah E. Bowden, and Waheed I. Bajwa

in Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198853244
eISBN:
9780191887710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853244.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Ecology

The size of annual outbreaks in seasonally forced host-pathogen systems is poorly understood. We studied contributing factors to the six-fold observed variation in the number of human cases of West ... More


Parasites and Infectious Diseases of Greater Sage-Grouse

Thomas J. Christiansen and Cynthia M. Tate

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter focuses on the parasites, infectious diseases, and non-infectious diseases related to toxicants found in Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) across its range. Documentation ... More


Migratory Birds and Pathogen Movement

John H. Rappole

in The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the role of avian migrants in the movement and spread of pathogens, with particular emphasis on West Nile virus (WNV) and avian influenza. Migratory birds can serve as hosts ... More


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