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. , Karapinar 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
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl 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.