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. 2019 Sep;25(9):1752-1753.
doi: 10.3201/eid2509.181902.

Bourbon Virus in Wild and Domestic Animals, Missouri, USA, 2012-2013

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Bourbon Virus in Wild and Domestic Animals, Missouri, USA, 2012-2013

Katelin C Jackson et al. Emerg Infect Dis. .
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Since its recent discovery, Bourbon virus has been isolated from a human and ticks. To assess exposure of potential vertebrate reservoirs, we assayed banked serum and plasma samples from wildlife and domestic animals in Missouri, USA, for Bourbon virus-neutralizing antibodies. We detected high seroprevalence in raccoons (50%) and white-tailed deer (86%).

Keywords: Bourbon virus; Missouri; Thogotovirus; United States; arbovirus; ecology; neutralizing antibodies; plaque reduction neutralization test; serologic analysis; vector-borne infections; viruses; zoonoses.

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