PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus (01): Americas, Brazil (SP, MG, PI) horse

West Nile Virus — Brazil
We report genetic evidence of West Nile virus (WNV) circulation from southern and northeastern Brazilian states isolated from equine red blood cells. In the northeastern state, the 10th human case was also detected, presenting neuroinvasive disease compatible with WNV infection. Our analyses demonstrate much is still unknown on the virus’ local epidemiology. We advocate for a shift to active surveillance, to ensure adequate control for future epidemics with spillover potential to