Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004
West Nile Virus Viremia in Wild Rock Pigeons
|Bird ID no.||Collection date||Log10 PFU/mL|
aHatch-year bird; all other viremic pigeons were identified as adults.
bDied from a pigeon paramyxovirus-1 infection 11 days postcapture; virus identification of serum isolate as WNV was confirmed by reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction of extracted RNA from serum and neutralization assays using Newcastle disease virus and WNV-specific antisera.