TitleWest Nile Virus in Wildlife and Nonequine Domestic Animals, South Africa, 2010-2018.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsSteyn, J, Botha, E, Stivaktas, VI, Buss, P, Beechler, BR, Myburgh, JG, Steyl, J, Williams, J, Venter, M
JournalEmerg Infect Dis
Date Published2019 12
KeywordsAnimal Diseases, Animals, Animals, Domestic, Animals, Wild, Geography, Medical, History, 21st Century, Phylogeny, Public Health Surveillance, South Africa, Viral Nonstructural Proteins, West Nile Fever, West Nile virus

West Nile virus (WNV) lineage 2 is associated with neurologic disease in horses and humans in South Africa. Surveillance in wildlife and nonequine domestic species during 2010-2018 identified WNV in 11 (1.8%) of 608 animals with severe neurologic and fatal infections, highlighting susceptible hosts and risk for WNV epizootics in Africa.

Alternate JournalEmerg Infect Dis
PubMed ID31742510
PubMed Central IDPMC6874268