Seroepidemiology of arboviruses among seabirds and island residents of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea

Humpherysmith, I., Cybinski, D. H., Byrnes, K. A. and Stgeorge, T. D. (1991) Seroepidemiology of arboviruses among seabirds and island residents of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Epidemiology and Infection, 107 2: 435-440. doi:10.1017/S0950268800049086

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Author Humpherysmith, I.
Cybinski, D. H.
Byrnes, K. A.
Stgeorge, T. D.
Title Seroepidemiology of arboviruses among seabirds and island residents of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea
Journal name Epidemiology and Infection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0950-2688
1469-4409
Publication date 1991-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0950268800049086
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 107
Issue 2
Start page 435
End page 440
Total pages 6
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Duplicate neutralization tests were done on 401 avian and 101 human sera from island residents collected in the Coral Sea and on Australia's Great Barrier Reef against 19 known arboviruses. Antibodies to a potentially harmful flavivirus, Gadget's Gully virus, were equally present (4%) in both avian and human sera. Antibodies to another flavivirus, Murray Valley Encephalitis, and an ungrouped isolate, CSIRO 1499, were also present in both populations with non-significantly different incidences. Antibodies to Upolu, Johnston Atoll, Lake Clarendon, Taggert, Saumarez Reef and CSIRO 264 viruses were restricted to seabirds. Island residents with antibodies to Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses are thought to have been exposed to these viruses on the mainland as antibody to both viruses was absent among seabirds. These results indicate that consideration should be given to tick-associated arboviruses as potential public health hazards on islands where both seabird and human activities interact.
Keyword Murray Valley Encephalitis
Experimental-Infection
Flavivirus
Australia
Virus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Toby Dix St George Publications
 
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