West Nile Virus Infection among the Homeless, Houston, Texas1
Published Date:Oct 2007
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 13(10):1500-1503.
Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay
West Nile Fever
West Nile Virus
Description:Among 397 homeless participants studied, the overall West Nile virus (WNV) seroprevalence was 6.8%. Risk factors for WNV infection included being homeless >1 year, spending >6 hours outside daily, regularly taking mosquito precautions, and current marijuana use. Public health interventions need to be directed toward this high-risk population.
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