First detection ofWest Nile virusin domestic pigeon in Korea

C-Yoon Kim, Hanseul Oh, Juha Song, Moonsuk Hur, Jae-Hwa Suh, Weon-Hwa Jheong, Jong-Taek Kim, Hong-Shik Oh, Jae-Hak Park
2016 Journal of Veterinary Science  
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic pathogen that has spread throughout Europe and the United States. Recently, WNV spread to East and Southeast Asia, and great efforts have been made in South Korea to prevent the spread of WNV from neighboring countries. In this study, we diagnosed the first case of WNV in pigeons (Columba livia domestica) residing in cities using a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and confirmed it with nested reverse transcription polymerase chain
more » ... eaction analysis and sequencing. This is the first report to provide convincing evidence that WNV is present within South Korea.
doi:10.4142/jvs.2016.17.4.587 pmid:27030190 pmcid:PMC5204039 fatcat:eh54yebfxvev7oin52ajezahxe