Location: Arthropod-borne Animal Diseases ResearchTitle: Preliminary evaluation of the susceptibility of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to Rift Valley fever virus
|KIM, IN JOONG - Kansas State University|
|TRUJILLO, JESSIE - Kansas State University|
|SUNWOO, SUN YOUNG - Kansas State University|
|URBANIAK, KINGA - Kansas State University|
|McVey, D Scott - Scott|
|MOROZOV, IGOR - Kansas State University|
|FABURAY, BONTO - Kansas State University|
|KOOPMAN, TAMMY - Kansas State University|
|INDRAN, SABARISH - Kansas State University|
|BALARAMAN, VELMURUGAN - Kansas State University|
|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.
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.