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spiders and borrelia burgdorferi: no evidence of reservoir occurrence in central arkansas.although ixodes ticks are considered the chief vector for borrelia burgdorferi in the usa, b. burgdorferi has also been identified in mosquitoes, horse flies, and deer flies. we examined the possibility of these organisms being harbored in two species of spider in central arkansas.199910321947
arboviral disease--united states, 1991.during 1991, state and local health departments reported 122 cases of human arboviral encephalitis to cdc. more than half (69) of the cases resulted from outbreaks of st. louis encephalitis (sle) in arkansas and texas. in addition, an epizootic of eastern equine encephalitis (eee) extending from the atlantic and gulf coasts into the upper midwest caused sporadic human cases and a substantial loss of livestock. this report summarizes the reported cases of arboviral encephalitis in the united stat ...19921321947
initiating arbovirus surveillance in arkansas, 2001.migratory birds could introduce west nile (wn) virus to arkansas. the purpose of this study was to establish a cooperative arbovirus surveillance program to monitor mosquitoes and birds in arkansas for arboviruses. our objectives were to: 1) perform routine, multicounty collections of mosquitoes and test them for eastern equine encephalitis, st. louis encephalitis, and wn viruses; and 2) conduct passive surveillance by testing dead wild birds for wn virus. arbovirus surveillance was organized by ...200312693852
west nile virus activity--united states, september 29-october 5, 2004.during september 29-october 5, a total of 81 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported from 18 states (alabama, arizona, arkansas, california, florida, georgia, illinois, iowa, kansas, kentucky, minnesota, missouri, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, south dakota, texas, and virginia).200415470326
west nile virus activity--united states, october 13-19, 2004.during october 13-19, a total of 200 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported from 20 states (arizona, arkansas, california, colorado, illinois, indiana, iowa, kansas, maryland, michigan, mississippi, missouri, nevada, new mexico, north carolina, oklahoma, pennsylvania, south dakota, wisconsin, and wyoming).200415499683
west nile virus activity--united states, september 8-14, 2004.during september 8-14, a total of 195 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported from 26 states (alabama, arizona, arkansas, california, colorado, florida, georgia, idaho, illinois, iowa, kansas, maryland, minnesota, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new mexico, new york, north dakota, oklahoma, oregon, pennsylvania, south dakota, tennessee, texas, and wisconsin).200415371969
west nile virus activity--united states, july 21-27, 2004.during july 21-27, a total of 83 cases of human west nile virus (wnv) illness were reported from 13 states (alabama, arizona, arkansas, california, colorado, florida, illinois, iowa, missouri, new mexico, ohio, pennsylvania, and south dakota).200415282450
avian hosts of st. louis encephalitis virus in pine bluff, arkansas, 1991.an investigation of the extent of st. louis encephalitis (sle) virus activity in the avian population in pine bluff, arkansas was conducted from august 30, 1991 through september 5, 1991, following an sle epidemic that resulted in 25 human cases. a total of 363 birds of 33 species were captured with ground-level mist nets at four sites along the northern edge of the city. no viruses were isolated from the serum of these birds, but 91 birds (25%) of 11 species had detectable neutralizing antibody ...19938352391
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