Concurrent occurrence of human and equine West Nile virus infections in Central Anatolia, Turkey: the first evidence for circulation of lineage 1 viruses

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Ozkul A., ERGÜNAY K., Koysuren A., Alkan F., ARSAVA E. M., Tezcan S., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.17, no.7, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: West Nile fever is an important zoonotic infection caused by West Nile virus (WNV), a member of the Flaviviridae. Previous serological data from Turkey suggest widespread WNV circulation. This report includes cases of human and equine WNV infections occurring concurrently, and manifesting as central nervous system infections, in two neighboring provinces of Central Anatolia, Turkey. A partial phylogenetic analysis of the causative virus is given for the first time.