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Suspect West Nile encephalitis in a horse imported into the UK from Europe

Abstract

The authors have detected West Nile virus-specific antibodies in a horse in the UK with signs of neurological disease. The horse had recently been imported from Europe and does not represent a threat for onward transmission itself, but highlights the need for vigilance for this zoonotic vector-borne disease in the UK.

  • Horses
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • West Nile fever virus
  • Virology
  • Zoonoses
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