Background: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of anti-West Nile virus (WNV) neutralizing antibodies in donkeys from two areas in northern Nigeria. Methods: Serology was determined by a virus neutralization test in samples collected from 205 healthy adult donkeys. Results: Fifty-seven donkeys (27.8%) tested seropositive for WNV. Donkeys from Zaria were 2.6 timesmore likely to have been exposed to WNV (p<0.001). Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrate that this zoonotic pathogen is prevalent in these areas and that measures should be implemented to reduce the risk for both humans and equids.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|State||Published - 1 May 2021|
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- West Nile virus