A Snapshot Avian Surveillance Reveals West Nile Virus and Evidence of Wild Birds Participating in Toscana Virus Circulation

Hacioglu S., DİNÇER E., İŞLER C. T., Karapınar Z., ATASEVEN V. S., ÖZKUL A., ...More

VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES, vol.17, no.10, pp.698-708, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/vbz.2017.2138
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.698-708
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Birds are involved in the epidemiology of several vector-borne viruses, as amplification hosts for viruses, dissemination vehicles for the vectors, and sources of emerging strains in cross-species transmission. Turkey provides diverse habitats for a variety of wild birds and is located along major bird migration routes. This study was undertaken to provide a cross-sectional screening of avian specimens for a spectrum of vector-borne viruses.