West Nile Virus Infections in (European) BirdsPenelope Koraka1,2*, Luisa Barzon3 and Byron EE Martina1,2
- Corresponding Author:
- Penelope Koraka
Department of Virology, Viroscience Laboratory
Erasmus Medical Centre, 3015CN, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 14, 2016; Accepted date: April 19, 2016; Published date: April 22, 2016
Citation: Koraka P, Barzon L, Martina BEE (2016) West Nile Virus Infections in (European) Birds . J Neuroinfect Dis 7:226. doi:10.4172/2314-7326.1000226
Copyright: © 2016 Koraka P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
West Nile virus (WNV), a member of the Flaviviridae family is an important emerging pathogen transmitted by mosquitoes of the Culex sp . wild-and (peri) domesticated birds act as the natural hosts of WNV. Birds are not only susceptible to WNV, but also participate in maintaining the transmission cycle.