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9 October 2019 Fatal West Nile Virus Infection in a Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) with Pulmonary Lepidic-Predominant Adenocarcinoma
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A fatal case of West Nile virus (WNV) infection was diagnosed based on histopathologic findings and the presence of WNV RNA by reverse transcription PCR in the affected organs in a Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in Quebec, Canada in 2017. Disease caused by WNV has not been described in a marsupial species.

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Benjamin Lamglait and Stéphane Lair "Fatal West Nile Virus Infection in a Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) with Pulmonary Lepidic-Predominant Adenocarcinoma," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55(4), 990-994, (9 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.7589/2018-12-284
Received: 3 December 2018; Accepted: 9 February 2019; Published: 9 October 2019
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