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Title: Spatial and phylogenetic analysis of the vesicular stomatitis virus epidemic in the southwestern United States in 2004-2006

Author
item PEREZ, ANDRES - University Of California
item Pauszek, Steven
item JIMENEZ, D. - University Of California
item KELLEY, W. - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item WHEDBEE, Z. - University Of California
item Rodriguez, Luis

Submitted to: International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/13/2009
Publication Date: 9/15/2009
Citation: Perez, A.M., Pauszek, S.J., Jimenez, D., Kelley, W.N., Whedbee, Z., Rodriguez, L.L. 2009. Spatial and phylogenetic analysis of the vesicular stomatitis virus epidemic in the southwestern United States in 2004-2006 [abstract]. XII International Symposia on Veterinary Epidemology and Economics. International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics. p. 76.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The southwestern United States has been incidentally affected by vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) epidemics during the last 100 years. By the time this manuscript was written, the last episodes were reported in 2004-2006. Results of space clustering and phylogenetic analysis techniques used here suggest that the 2005 and 2006 VSV outbreaks may have been associated with virus over-wintering in certain regions of the country. This knowledge will help to develop effective prevention and control strategies for the disease in the United States.