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1 June 2007 PASSIVE TRANSFER OF MATERNAL ANTIBODIES TO WEST NILE VIRUS IN FLAMINGO CHICKS (PHOENICOPTERUS CHILENSIS AND PHOENICOPTERUS RUBER RUBER)
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Passive transfer of maternal antibodies against West Nile virus (WNV) was studied in a captive population of Chilean (Phoenicopterus chilensis) and Caribbean flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber). Transfer of WNV antibodies from hens to chicks was documented and measured by plaque-reduction neutralization test. Hen titers were significantly correlated to chick titers. Mean half-life of maternal WNV antibodies was 13.4 days in chicks for which half-life was measurable.

Eric J. Baitchman, Michael F. Tlusty, and Hayley W. Murphy " PASSIVE TRANSFER OF MATERNAL ANTIBODIES TO WEST NILE VIRUS IN FLAMINGO CHICKS (PHOENICOPTERUS CHILENSIS AND PHOENICOPTERUS RUBER RUBER)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 38(2), 337-340, (1 June 2007). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2007)038[0337:PTOMAT]2.0.CO;2
Received: 12 January 2006; Published: 1 June 2007
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