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Assessing the exposure of German and Austrian bird ringers to West Nile virus (Flavivirus) and evaluating their potential risk of infection

Assessing the exposure of German and Austrian bird ringers to West Nile virus (Flavivirus) and evaluating their potential risk of infection

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LINKE, Sonja, Marion MUEHLEN, Matthias NIEDRIG, Heinz ELLERBROK, Andreas KAISER, Wolfgang FIEDLER, Karen SONNENBERG, Katharina ALPERS, Klaus STARK, Georg PAULI, 2008. Assessing the exposure of German and Austrian bird ringers to West Nile virus (Flavivirus) and evaluating their potential risk of infection. In: Journal of Ornithology. Springer. 149(2), pp. 271-275. ISSN 0021-8375. eISSN 1439-0361. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s10336-007-0270-x

@article{Linke2008-04Asses-51440, title={Assessing the exposure of German and Austrian bird ringers to West Nile virus (Flavivirus) and evaluating their potential risk of infection}, year={2008}, doi={10.1007/s10336-007-0270-x}, number={2}, volume={149}, issn={0021-8375}, journal={Journal of Ornithology}, pages={271--275}, author={Linke, Sonja and Muehlen, Marion and Niedrig, Matthias and Ellerbrok, Heinz and Kaiser, Andreas and Fiedler, Wolfgang and Sonnenberg, Karen and Alpers, Katharina and Stark, Klaus and Pauli, Georg} }

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