Chronic West Nile virus infection in kea (Nestor notabilis)

T. Bakonyi, Gyula K. Gajdon, Raoul Schwing, Wolfgang Vogl, Annett Carolin Häbich, Denise Thaller, Herbert Weissenböck, Ivo Rudolf, Zdenek Hubálek, Norbert Nowotny

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Abstract

Six kea (Nestor notabilis) in human care, naturally infected with West Nile virus (WNV) lineage 2 in Vienna, Austria, in 2008, developed mild to fatal neurological signs. WNV RNA persisted and the virus evolved in the birds' brains, as demonstrated by (phylo)genetic analyses of the complete viral genomes detected in kea euthanized between 2009 and 2014. WNV antibodies persisted in the birds, too. Chronic WNV infection in the brain might contribute to the circulation of the virus through oral transmission to predatory birds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Volume183
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Austria
  • Kea
  • Lineage 2
  • Nestor notabilis
  • Persistent infection
  • Psittaciformes
  • West Nile virus
  • WNV

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  • Microbiology
  • veterinary(all)

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Bakonyi, T., Gajdon, G. K., Schwing, R., Vogl, W., Häbich, A. C., Thaller, D., ... Nowotny, N. (2016). Chronic West Nile virus infection in kea (Nestor notabilis). Veterinary Microbiology, 183, 135-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.12.012

Chronic West Nile virus infection in kea (Nestor notabilis). / Bakonyi, T.; Gajdon, Gyula K.; Schwing, Raoul; Vogl, Wolfgang; Häbich, Annett Carolin; Thaller, Denise; Weissenböck, Herbert; Rudolf, Ivo; Hubálek, Zdenek; Nowotny, Norbert.

In: Veterinary Microbiology, Vol. 183, 01.02.2016, p. 135-139.

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Bakonyi, T, Gajdon, GK, Schwing, R, Vogl, W, Häbich, AC, Thaller, D, Weissenböck, H, Rudolf, I, Hubálek, Z & Nowotny, N 2016, 'Chronic West Nile virus infection in kea (Nestor notabilis)', Veterinary Microbiology, vol. 183, pp. 135-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.12.012
Bakonyi, T. ; Gajdon, Gyula K. ; Schwing, Raoul ; Vogl, Wolfgang ; Häbich, Annett Carolin ; Thaller, Denise ; Weissenböck, Herbert ; Rudolf, Ivo ; Hubálek, Zdenek ; Nowotny, Norbert. / Chronic West Nile virus infection in kea (Nestor notabilis). In: Veterinary Microbiology. 2016 ; Vol. 183. pp. 135-139.
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