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Research Project: Rift Valley Fever Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Control Measures

Location: Arthropod-borne Animal Diseases Research

Title: Preliminary evaluation of the susceptibility of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to Rift Valley fever virus

Author
item Wilson, William
item Kim, In Joong - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Trujillo, Jessie - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Sunwoo, Sun Young - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Noronha, Leela
item Urbaniak, Kinga - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Mcvey, D Scott - Scott
item Drolet, Barbara
item Morozov, Igor - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Faburay, Bonto - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Schirtzinger, Erin
item Koopman, Tammy - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Indran, Sabarish - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Balaraman, Velmurugan - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Richt, Juergen - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Submitted to: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/4/2018
Publication Date: 9/1/2018
Citation: Wilson, W.C., Kim, I., Trujillo, J., Sunwoo, S., Noronha, L.E., Urbaniak, K., Mcvey, D.S., Drolet, B.S., Morozov, I., Faburay, B., Schirtzinger, E.E., Koopman, T., Indran, S., Balaraman, V., Richt, J. 2018. Preliminary evaluation of the susceptibility of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to Rift Valley fever virus . Emerging Infectious Diseases. http://doi.org/10.3201/eid2409.180265.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2409.180265

Interpretive Summary: This study assessed the potential of white-tailed deer which, are abundant in the U.S. to infection by an mosquito-borne virus, Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV). This virus is not present in the U.S. but poses a significant livestock and human health risk if introduced into the U.S.

Technical Abstract: Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is an exotic zoonotic arbovirus that poses a significant livestock and human health risk if introduced into the U.S. White-tailed deer (WTD) are abundant throughout the U.S.; therefore, WTD susceptibility to RVFV was determined, providing evidence for a potentially significant epidemiologic role of WTD populations.