Domestic Pigs and Japanese Encephalitis Virus Infection, Australia

A.F. Van Den Hurk, S.A. Ritchie, Cheryl Johansen, J.S. Mackenzie, G.A. Smith

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Abstract

To determine whether relocating domestic pigs, the amplifying host of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), decreased the risk for JEV transmission to humans in northern Australia, we collected mosquitoes for virus detection. Detection of JEV in mosquitoes after pig relocation indicates that pig relocation did not eliminate JEV risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1736-1738
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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