First description of group A rotavirus from fecal samples of ostriches (Struthio camelus).

  title={First description of group A rotavirus from fecal samples of ostriches (Struthio camelus).},
  author={Luis C. R. Silva and Alexandre Abelardo Sanches and F{\'a}bio Gregori and Paulo Eduardo Brand{\~a}o and A A Alfieri and Selwyn Arligton Headley and Jos{\'e} Antonio Jerez},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  volume={93 2},
This study investigated the occurrence of rotavirus infections in ostriches (Struthio camelus) reared in Northern Paraná, Brazil. Fecal (n=66) and serum (n=182) samples from nine farms located in four different cities were analyzed by silver stained-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (ss-PAGE), RT-PCR assay, virus isolation, and counterimmunoelectroosmophoresis (CIE). Rotavirus group A seropositivity occurred in 5.49% (10/182) of serum samples of ostriches originated from two farms. Only 9.09… CONTINUE READING
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