Widespread West Nile virus activity, eastern United States, 2000

Anthony A. Marfin, 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. GublerTammie Hilger, John E. Jones, Jennifer A. Lehman, Kimlea Medlin, Tim Morris, Mindy J. Perilla, Suzanne Sutliff, David Withum, Faye Sorhage, Christina Tan, Geoff Beckett, Kathleen Gensheimer, Jesse Greenblatt, Jose Montero, Peter Galbraith, Patsy Tassler, Alfred DeMaria, Bela Matyas, Ralph Timperi, Utpala Bandy, Tara Breslosky, Theodore Andreadis, Matthew Cartter, Tara McCarthy, Bryon Backenson, Yoichiro Hagiwara, Laura Kramer, Dale Morse, Barbara Wallace, Dennis White, Amy Willsey, Susan Wong, Bryan Cherry, Annie Fine, Jackie Kellachan, Varuni Kulakasera, Iqbal Poshni, James Rankin, Leroy Hathcock, Dave Wolfe, Jeffrey Roche, Suzanne Jenkins, Martin Levy, J. Newton MacCormack, Jerry Gibson, Paul Blake, Stacey Kramer, Susan Lance-Parker, Lisa Conti, Richard S. Hopkins, Robin Oliveri, J. P. Lofgren, Charles H. Woernle, Mary Currier, Sally Slavinski, Karen Kelso, Julie Rawlings

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In 1999, the U.S. West Nile (WN) virus epidemic was preceded by widespread reports of avian deaths. In 2000, ArboNET, a cooperative WN virus surveillance system, was implemented to monitor the sentinel epizootic that precedes human infection. This report summarizes 2000 surveillance data, documents widespread virus activity in 2000, and demonstrates the utility of monitoring virus activity in animals to identify human risk for infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)730-735
Number of pages6
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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