Update: West Nile virus activity--Northeastern United States, January-August 7, 2000

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2000 Aug 11;49(31):714-8.


Surveillance programs initiated in response to the 1999 West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak have detected increased transmission in the northeastern United States (1). Seventeen states along the Atlantic and gulf coasts, New York City (NYC), and Washington, D.C., have conducted WNV surveillance and are reporting to CDC (1). Surveillance for WNV infection includes monitoring of mosquitoes, sentinel chicken flocks, wild birds, and potentially susceptible mammals (e.g., horses and humans) (2). This report summarizes findings of this surveillance system through August 7, 2000.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Bird Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Birds
  • Culicidae / virology*
  • Humans
  • New England / epidemiology
  • Population Surveillance
  • West Nile Fever / epidemiology
  • West Nile Fever / veterinary*
  • West Nile virus / isolation & purification*