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1 October 1969 Serologic Survey for Arbovirus Activity in Deer Sera from Nine Counties in New York State
ELINOR WHITNEY, ALBERT P. ROZ, GEORGE A. RAYNER, RUDOLF DEIBEL
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Abstract

Sera from 352 deer from nine New York State counties were tested for neutralizing and hemagglutination-inhibiting antibodies to six arboviruses representing four groups. Antibody titers to California encephalitis and Cache Valley viruses were detected in varying frequency in the 9 counties with foci for the Bunyamwera group in Seneca, Dutchess, and Erie counties. Neutralizing antibodies to western equine encephalomyelitis were noted in sera collected in 1959–61 from Albany and Seneca counties while a focus of group B arbovirus activity, most probably due to Powassan virus, was found in Shelter Island, Suffolk County. Our experience indicates the usefulness of deer as natural indicators of activity of certain arboviruses.

WHITNEY, ROZ, RAYNER, and DEIBEL: Serologic Survey for Arbovirus Activity in Deer Sera from Nine Counties in New York State*
ELINOR WHITNEY, ALBERT P. ROZ, GEORGE A. RAYNER, and RUDOLF DEIBEL "Serologic Survey for Arbovirus Activity in Deer Sera from Nine Counties in New York State," Bulletin of the Wildlife Disease Association 5(4), 392-397, (1 October 1969). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-5.4.392
Received: 5 August 1969; Published: 1 October 1969
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