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Volume 7, Number 4—August 2001
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus

Widespread West Nile Virus Activity, Eastern United States, 2000

Anthony A. Marfin*Comments to Author , Lyle R. Petersen*, Millicent Eidson†, James Miller‡, James Hadler§, Cheryl Farello¶, Barbara Werner#, Grant L. Campbell*, Marcelle Layton‡, Perry Smith†, Edward Bresnitz¶, Matthew Cartter§, Joseph Scaletta**, Godwin Obiri††, Michel Bunning‡‡, Robert C. Craven*, John T. Roehrig*, Kathleen G. Julian*, Steven R. Hinten*, Duane J. Gubler*, and the ArboNET Cooperative Surveillance Group
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; †New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA; ‡New York City Department of Health, New York City, New York, USA; §Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; ¶New Jersey Department of Health and Social Services, Trenton, New Jersey, USA; #Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; **Maryland Department of Health and Mental Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ††Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA; ‡‡Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center, Department of Defense, Fort Detrick, Maryland, USA

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Table 2

Species and genera of West Nile virus-infected birds reported to ArboNET in 2000a

Species/genus Common name No. reported % of all infected birds
Corvus spp. Crows 3,824 88.8
Cyanocitta cristata Blue Jays 196 4.6
Accipiter and Buteo spp. Hawks 30 0.7
Bonasa umbellus Ruffed Grouse 27 0.6
Larus spp. Gulls 26 0.6
Passer domesticus House Sparrows 20 0.5
Turdus migratorius American Robins 20 0.5
Zenaida macroura Mourning Doves 17 0.4
Falco spp. Falcons 14 0.3
46 other species Mixed 131 3.0

aNew Jersey collected and tested only Corvus species during 2000.

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1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Tammie Hilger, John E. Jones, Jennifer A. Lehman, Kimlea Medlin, Tim Morris, Mindy J. Perilla, Suzanne Sutliff, David Withum; New Jersey: Faye Sorhage, Christina Tan; Maine: Geoff Beckett, Kathleen Gensheimer; New Hampshire: Jesse Greenblatt, Jose Montero; Vermont: Peter Galbraith, Patsy Tassler; Massachusetts: Alfred DeMaria, Bela Matyas, Ralph Timperi; Rhode Island: Utpala Bandy, Tara Breslosky; Connecticut: Theodore Andreadis, Matthew Cartter, Tara McCarthy,; New York (state): Bryon Backenson, Yoichiro Hagiwara, Laura Kramer, Dale Morse, Barbara Wallace, Dennis White, Amy Willsey, Susan Wong; New York City: Bryan Cherry, Annie Fine, Jackie Kellachan, Varuni Kulakasera, Iqbal Poshni; Pennsylvania: James Rankin; Delaware: Leroy Hathcock, Dave Wolfe; Maryland: Jeffrey Roche; Virginia: Suzanne Jenkins; Washington, D.C.: Martin Levy; North Carolina: J. Newton MacCormack; South Carolina: Jerry Gibson; Georgia: Paul Blake, Stacey Kramer, Susan Lance-Parker; Florida: Lisa Conti, Richard S. Hopkins, Robin Oliveri; Alabama: J.P. Lofgren, Charles H. Woernle; Mississippi: Mary Currier, Sally Slavinski; Louisiana: Karen Kelso; and Texas: Julie Rawlings.

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