J Jeffrey Root

Summary

Affiliation: Agricultural Research Service
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) associations with West Nile virus
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:782-4. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Experimental infection of peridomestic mammals with emergent H7N9 (A/Anhui/1/2013) influenza A virus: Implications for biosecurity and wet markets
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA Electronic address
    Virology 487:242-8. 2016
  3. doi request reprint West Nile virus associations in wild mammals: a synthesis
    J Jeffrey Root
    US Department of Agriculture, National Wildlife Research Center, 4101 La Porte Ave, Fort Collins, CO, 80521, USA
    Arch Virol 158:735-52. 2013
  4. pmc Experimental infection of raccoons (Procyon lotor) with West Nile virus
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:803-7. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Antibody responses of raccoons naturally exposed to influenza A virus
    J Jeffrey Root
    National Wildlife Research Center, Wildlife Services, U S Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:821-3. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Landscape genetics of raccoons (Procyon lotor) associated with ridges and valleys of Pennsylvania: implications for oral rabies vaccination programs
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:583-8. 2009
  7. pmc Potential effect of prior raccoonpox virus infection in raccoons on vaccinia-based rabies immunization
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
    BMC Immunol 9:57. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Experimental infection of fox squirrels (Sciurus niger) with West Nile virus
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:697-701. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Serologic evidence of exposure of wild mammals to flaviviruses in the central and eastern United States
    J Jeffrey Root
    National Wildlife Research Center, USDA APHIS WS, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:622-30. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic relatedness of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) infected with Sin Nombre virus
    J Jeffrey Root
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 4:149-57. 2004

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) associations with West Nile virus
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:782-4. 2007
    ..In addition, urine samples (N = 17) opportunistically collected from fox squirrels were negative for WNV RNA. Results indicate that seroconversions can be observed in fox squirrels during low WNV transmission years...
  2. doi request reprint Experimental infection of peridomestic mammals with emergent H7N9 (A/Anhui/1/2013) influenza A virus: Implications for biosecurity and wet markets
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA Electronic address
    Virology 487:242-8. 2016
    ....
  3. doi request reprint West Nile virus associations in wild mammals: a synthesis
    J Jeffrey Root
    US Department of Agriculture, National Wildlife Research Center, 4101 La Porte Ave, Fort Collins, CO, 80521, USA
    Arch Virol 158:735-52. 2013
    ..In this review article, the information pertaining to wild mammal associations with WNV is synthesized...
  4. pmc Experimental infection of raccoons (Procyon lotor) with West Nile virus
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 83:803-7. 2010
    ..Considering their behavioral ecology, including repeated use of same-site latrines, high levels of fecal shedding could potentially lead to interspecies fecal-oral WNV transmission...
  5. doi request reprint Antibody responses of raccoons naturally exposed to influenza A virus
    J Jeffrey Root
    National Wildlife Research Center, Wildlife Services, U S Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:821-3. 2010
    ..This information is important to surveillance programs because the duration of naturally acquired antibodies to influenza A virus in wildlife populations is largely unknown...
  6. doi request reprint Landscape genetics of raccoons (Procyon lotor) associated with ridges and valleys of Pennsylvania: implications for oral rabies vaccination programs
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:583-8. 2009
    ..These results may be of value for future ORV efforts in Pennsylvania and other eastern states with similar landscapes...
  7. pmc Potential effect of prior raccoonpox virus infection in raccoons on vaccinia-based rabies immunization
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
    BMC Immunol 9:57. 2008
    ..The effect of naturally occurring antibodies to orthopoxviruses on successful V-RG vaccination in raccoons is the focus of this study...
  8. ncbi request reprint Experimental infection of fox squirrels (Sciurus niger) with West Nile virus
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:697-701. 2006
    ..In addition, viral RNA in the oral cavity and feces indicate that this species could contribute to alternative WNV transmission in suburban communities...
  9. ncbi request reprint Serologic evidence of exposure of wild mammals to flaviviruses in the central and eastern United States
    J Jeffrey Root
    National Wildlife Research Center, USDA APHIS WS, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:622-30. 2005
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetic relatedness of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) infected with Sin Nombre virus
    J Jeffrey Root
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 4:149-57. 2004
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  11. ncbi request reprint Epizootiology of Sin Nombre and El Moro Canyon hantaviruses, southeastern Colorado, 1995-2000
    Charles H Calisher
    Arthropod Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Foothills Campus, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    J Wildl Dis 41:1-11. 2005
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  12. ncbi request reprint Analyses of gene flow among populations of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) at sites near hantavirus pulmonary syndrome case-patient residences
    J Jeffrey Root
    Department of Microbiology AIDL, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    J Wildl Dis 39:287-98. 2003
    ..Overall, these data indicate that SNV trafficking is more likely at the local level, but some long-distance trafficking may be possible, especially where select habitat variables favor long-distance movements...
  13. ncbi request reprint Population dynamics of a diverse rodent assemblage in mixed grass-shrub habitat, southeastern Colorado, 1995-2000
    Charles H Calisher
    Arthropod Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Foothills Campus, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    J Wildl Dis 41:12-28. 2005
    ..These results have important implications for those attempting to model population dynamics of rodent populations for purposes of predicting disease risk...
  14. ncbi request reprint Demographic factors associated with prevalence of antibody to Sin Nombre virus in deer mice in the western United States
    Charles H Calisher
    Arthropod Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Foothills Campus, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    J Wildl Dis 43:1-11. 2007
    ..Many of these patterns, which will be useful in the development of predictive models of disease risk to humans, were only detected through the application of data collected over a long (10-yr) period and with abundant replication...
  15. ncbi request reprint Serologic evidence of West Nile virus exposure in North American mesopredators
    Kevin T Bentler
    National Wildlife Research Center, U S Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:173-9. 2007
    ..9%). The high WNV antibody prevalence noted in mesopredators, their peridomestic tendencies, and their overall pervasiveness make these species potentially useful sentinels for monitoring flaviviruses in defined areas...
  16. pmc Extended viral shedding of a low pathogenic avian influenza virus by striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis)
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e70639. 2014
    ..Striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) are susceptible to infection with some influenza A viruses. However, the viral shedding capability of this peri-domestic mammal and its potential role in influenza A virus ecology are largely undetermined...
  17. pmc Shedding of a low pathogenic avian influenza virus in a common synanthropic mammal--the cottontail rabbit
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e102513. 2014
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  18. doi request reprint Evaluation of an epitope-blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of antibodies to influenza A virus in domestic and wild avian and mammalian species
    Heather J Sullivan
    United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, 4101 LaPorte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
    J Virol Methods 161:141-6. 2009
    ..This bELISA provides a rapid, reliable, and inexpensive technique for large-scale surveillance of influenza A virus exposure in taxonomically diverse vertebrate species...
  19. pmc Influenza infection in wild raccoons
    Jeffrey S Hall
    US Department of Agriculture, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado 53711, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1842-8. 2008
    ..Experimental and field data indicate that raccoons may play an important role in influenza disease ecology and pose risks to agriculture and human health...
  20. doi request reprint Raccoon (Procyon lotor) movements and dispersal associated with ridges and valleys of Pennsylvania: implications for rabies management
    Robert B Puskas
    Pennsylvania Wildlife Services, U S Department of Agriculture, Bolivar, Pennsylvania, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:1043-8. 2010
    ..These results may be useful in strategic oral rabies vaccination programs in Pennsylvania and other areas where natural hindrances and travel corridors to movement are identified...
  21. doi request reprint Susceptibility of rock doves to low-pathogenic avian influenza A viruses
    Susan A Shriner
    National Wildlife Research Center, United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, Fort Collins, CO, 80521, USA
    Arch Virol 161:715-20. 2016
    ..Challenged pigeons exhibited low susceptibility and limited viral RNA excretion for both viruses tested, but at least one individual had RNA loads indicative of the potential for viral transmission to other birds. ..
  22. pmc Ecological routes of avian influenza virus transmission to a common mesopredator: an experimental evaluation of alternatives
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e102964. 2014
    ..Wild raccoons have been shown to be naturally exposed to avian influenza viruses (AIV). However, the mechanisms associated with these natural exposures are not well-understood...
  23. doi request reprint When fur and feather occur together: interclass transmission of avian influenza A virus from mammals to birds through common resources
    J Jeffrey Root
    United States Department of Agriculture, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO, USA
    Sci Rep 5:14354. 2015
    ..Mammals associated with and around poultry rearing facilities should be taken into consideration in biosecurity plans. ..
  24. pmc Serological investigation of heartland virus (Bunyaviridae: Phlebovirus) exposure in wild and domestic animals adjacent to human case sites in Missouri 2012-2013
    Angela M Bosco-Lauth
    Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Arboviral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado U S Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Rickettsial Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 92:1163-7. 2015
    ..Virus isolation attempts from sera and ticks failed to detect HRTV. The high antibody prevalence coupled with local abundance of white-tailed deer and raccoons identifies these species as candidate amplification hosts. ..
  25. pmc Persistent infection or successive reinfection of deer mice with Bartonella vinsonii subsp. arupensis
    Ying Bai
    Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3150 Rampart Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:1728-31. 2011
    ..Genetic analysis demonstrated that deer mouse-borne bartonella isolates at this site belong to the same species, B. vinsonii subsp. arupensis, demonstrating a specific relationship between B. vinsonii subsp. arupensis and deer mice...
  26. doi request reprint Evaluation and optimization of a commercial blocking ELISA for detecting antibodies to influenza A virus for research and surveillance of mallards
    Susan A Shriner
    National Wildlife Research Center, Wildlife Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 4101 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA Electronic address
    J Virol Methods 228:130-4. 2016
    ..Furthermore, a threshold that balances sensitivity and specificity reduces estimation bias in seroprevalence estimates. ..
  27. pmc Low-pathogenic avian influenza viruses in wild house mice
    Susan A Shriner
    National Wildlife Research Center, United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e39206. 2012
    ..While control of rodent species is often used to limit avian influenza virus transmission within and among outbreak sites, few studies have investigated the potential role of these species in outbreak dynamics...
  28. ncbi request reprint Hantaviruses: etiologic agents of rare, but potentially life-threatening zoonotic diseases
    Charles H Calisher
    Arthropod Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 222:163-6. 2003
  29. doi request reprint Cottontail rabbit papillomavirus infection in a desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) from Colorado, USA
    J Jeffrey Root
    1 National Wildlife Research Center, US Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    J Wildl Dis 49:1060-2. 2013
    ..Morphologically, the masses were consistent with previous reports of virally induced papillomas. Subsequent DNA analysis indicated widespread infection with cottontail rabbit papillomavirus...
  30. doi request reprint Failure of transmission of low-pathogenic avian influenza virus between Mallards and freshwater snails: an experimental evaluation
    Paul T Oesterle
    1 US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    J Wildl Dis 49:911-9. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that this particular trophic interaction may not play an important role in the transmission of AI viruses in aquatic habitats...
  31. pmc Wild ungulates as disseminators of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in urban areas
    Alan B Franklin
    United States Department of Agriculture, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e81512. 2013
    ..We addressed whether wild cervids were a potential source of STEC infections in humans and whether STEC was ubiquitous throughout wild cervid populations in Colorado...
  32. doi request reprint West Nile virus isolated from a Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in northwestern Missouri, USA, 2012
    Angela Bosco-Lauth
    1 Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Arboviral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3156 Rampart Road, Foothills Campus, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
    J Wildl Dis 50:976-8. 2014
    ..Sequencing determined that the virus was related to lineage 1a WNV02 strains. We discuss the role of wildlife in WNV disease epidemiology...
  33. pmc Cloning and characterization of deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) cytokine and chemokine cDNAs
    Tony Schountz
    Department of Biological Sciences, Mesa State College, 1100 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501, USA
    BMC Immunol 5:1. 2004
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