‘Sentinel chickens’ implicate Florida Panhandle as epicenter for Eastern equine encephalitis virus in US


The study revealed extensive genetic diversity as well as spatial dispersal of EEEV within Florida. Additionally, Das and colleagues observed more clustering of the disease in the Panhandle region. The findings, they said, indicate that EEEV is present year-round in the Florida Panhandle and that the region could be “seeding” EEEV epizootics in the rest of the state and the Northeastern US.

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Suman R. Das
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Healio
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