West Nile Virus in Horses, sub-Saharan Africa
Published Date:Dec 2006
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 12(12):1958-1960.
Africa South Of The Sahara
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
West Nile Fever
West Nile Virus
Description:To evaluate the presence and extension of West Nile virus where French soldiers are stationed in Africa, specific antibody prevalence was determined by using ELISA and Western blot. Among 245 horses living in close proximity to the soldiers, seroprevalence was particularly high in Chad (97%) and Senegal (92%).
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