alexa Prevalence of bluetongue virus antibodies in sheep in central Ethiopia.


Virology & Mycology

Author(s): Woldemeskel M, Tilahun G, Tibbo M, Potgieter LN

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Abstract Competitive ELISA was applied to detect antibodies against bluetongue virus in sheep sera collected from different agro-climatic areas in Ethiopia. A total of 90 serum samples were tested and 42 (46.67\%) were positive for bluetongue virus antibodies. A prevalence rate ranging from 9.67\% for sheep sampled in the highland to 92.85\% for sheep sampled in the lowland was recorded. The prevalence correlated with the probable distribution of the Culicoides vector. This is the first report indicating the presence of bluetongue virus infection in animals from Ethiopia.
This article was published in Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr and referenced in Virology & Mycology

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