West Nile virus infection incidence based on donated blood samples and neuroinvasive disease reports, Northern Texas, USA, 2012

Diana T. Cervantes, Shande Chen, Laurie J. Sutor, Shelley Stonecipher, Nicolette Janoski, David J. Wright, Michael P. Busch

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During the 2012 outbreak of West Nile virus in the United States, approximately one third of the cases were in Texas. Of those, about half occurred in northern Texas. Models based on infected blood donors and persons with neuroinvasive disease showed, respectively, that ≈0.72% and 1.98% of persons in northern Texas became infected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681-683
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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