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Table 1 Details of the examined WNV-positive avian species

From: Molecular characterization of the re-emerging West Nile virus in avian species and equids in Israel, 2018, and pathological description of the disease

Bird no. Species Date Neurological signs Intracranial haemorrhages Location Comments
AV148 Larus michahellis, yellow legged seagull 18 July 2018 Unknown + Tel-Aviv Found dead
AV152 Anser anser domesticus, domesticated goose 18 July 2018 + + Burgataa Found dead in petting zoo
AV153 Anser anser domesticus, domesticated goose 18 July 2018 Unknown + Burgataa Found dead in petting zoo
AV156 Asio otus, long eared owl 18 July 2018 Unknown + Hadid Hospitalized and died
AV157 Asio otus, long eared owl 18 July 2018 Unknown + Ramat Razi’el Found dead
AV169 Corvus cornix, hooded crow 18 August 2018 + Unknown Rishon Letzion Found neurological and died within 24 h
AV178 Phasianus colchicus, common pheasant 18 August 2018 Unknown + Burgataa Found dead in petting zoo
1459 Corvus cornix, hooded crow 18 October 2018 Unknown Tel-Aviv Healthy bird in quarantine
1505 Corvus cornix, hooded crow 18 October 2018 Unknown + Tel-Aviv Found dead
1514 Corvus cornix, hooded crow 18 October 2018 + Unknown Tel-Aviv Found sick, died in hospital
  1. aSame petting zoo
  2. Key: +, characteristic WNF neurological signs observed; −, no characteristic WNF neurological signs observed