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detection of west nile virus-specific antibodies and nucleic acid in horses and mosquitoes, respectively, in nuevo leon state, northern mexico, 2006-2007.in the last 5 years, there has been only one reported human case of west nile virus (wnv) disease in northern mexico. to determine if the virus was still circulating in this region, equine and entomological surveillance for wnv was conducted in the state of nuevo leon in northern mexico in 2006 and 2007. a total of 203 horses were serologically assayed for antibodies to wnv using an epitope-blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (belisa). seroprevalences for wnv in horses sampled in 2006 and ...201222490106
phylogenetic analysis of west nile virus, nuevo leon state, mexico.west nile virus rna was detected in brain tissue from a horse that died in june 2003 in nuevo leon state, mexico. nucleotide sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of the premembrane and envelope genes showed that the virus was most closely related to west nile virus isolates collected in texas in 2002.200415324558
the distribution of potential west nile virus vectors, culex pipiens pipiens and culex pipiens quinquefasciatus (diptera: culicidae), in mexico city.abstract: background: culex spp. mosquitoes are considered to be the most important vectors of west nile virus (wnv) detected in at least 34 species of mosquitoes in the united states. in north america, culex pipiens pipiens, culex pipiens quinquefasciatus, and culex tarsalis are all competent vectors of wnv, which is considered to be enzootic in the united states and has also been detected in equines and birds in many states of mexico and in humans in nuevo leon. there is potential for wnv to b ...201121554725
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