Comparison of techniques for demonstrating antibodies to Rift Valley fever virus.

@article{Swanepoel1986ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of techniques for demonstrating antibodies to Rift Valley fever virus.},
  author={Robert Swanepoel and J Keith Struthers and M J Erasmus and Stacie P Shepherd and George Mcgillivray and Baltus J Erasmus and Barbara Barnard},
  journal={The Journal of hygiene},
  year={1986},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={317-29}
}
Nine serological techniques were compared by monitoring the response to infection with Rift Valley fever (RVF) virus in three sheep. Antibodies were monitored daily for the first 14 days after infection, then weekly and later fortnightly up to week 24. The earliest antibody response was detected in one sheep on day 3 by a plaque reduction neutralization test, and by day 6 antibodies were demonstrable in all three sheep by haemagglutination-inhibition, reversed passive haemagglutination… CONTINUE READING
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