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Estimating the infection rate: West Nile virus seroprevalence in Alberta

Description

This report presents the results from the second West Nile virus (WNv) Seroprevalence Study, undertaken by Alberta Health and Wellness during March through June 2007. Since most WNv infections do not lead to clinical cases, seroprevalence studies are conducted to estimate how many Albertans have actually been infected with the virus and how the virus is spreading in the province. The studies also help to increase our understanding of the cycles of WNv to help predict yearly clinical infection rates. A secondary objective of the study is to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of Albertans about WNv and about measures used to protect against infection.

Tags
West Nile virus notifiable diseases public health surveillance

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

57 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Health and Wellness (1999-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2009-03-01

Date Added

2017-04-26T21:53:27.117523

Date Modified

2009-03-01

Date Issued

2009-03-01

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9780778574309

ISBN (print)

9780778574293

NEOS catalogue key

4331488

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Health. Surveillance and Environmental Health Branch.