detection of eastern equine encephalomyelitis viral antigen in avian blood by enzyme immunoassay: a laboratory enzyme immunoassay (eia) was evaluated for its efficacy at detecting eastern equine encephalomyelitis (eee) virus in avian blood and brain specimens. preliminary analysis of blood from experimentally infected house sparrows and naturally infected whooping cranes showed that eee antigen could be detected with the eia. polyclonal mouse antibodies were selected for antigen capture, and rabbit antibodies were selected for antigen detection. overnight antigen incubation increased sensitivity. the ...19863010753
cotton rats and house sparrows as hosts for north and south american strains of eastern equine encephalitis virus.eastern equine encephalitis virus (eeev; family togaviridae, genus alphavirus) is an arbovirus that causes severe disease in humans in north america and in equids throughout the americas. the enzootic transmission cycle of eeev in north america involves passerine birds and the ornithophilic mosquito vector, culiseta melanura, in freshwater swamp habitats. however, the ecology of eeev in south america is not well understood. culex (melanoconion) spp. mosquitoes are considered the principal vector ...201020735920
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