Isolation of bovine malignant catarrhal fever virus from ocular and nasal secretions of wildebeest calves.

@article{Mushi1980IsolationOB,
  title={Isolation of bovine malignant catarrhal fever virus from ocular and nasal secretions of wildebeest calves.},
  author={Elizabeth Mushi and L H Karstad and David M Jessett},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={1980},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={168-71}
}
Malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) virus was isolated from ocular secretions of four out of nine free-ranging wildebeest calves, while four out of 11 animals had the virus in nasal secretions. The mean infectivity of virus in ocular and nasal secretions was 10(2.25)TCID50/ml and 10(2.5)TCID50/ml respectively but infectivity of more than 10(3.2)TCID50/ml was found in some ocular and nasal secretions. Thus it appears that MCF virus is excreted via the ocular and nasal routes from wildebeest calves… CONTINUE READING

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