Neutralising antibodies to lumpy skin disease virus in African wildlife.

  title={Neutralising antibodies to lumpy skin disease virus in African wildlife.},
  author={R. S. Hedger and Chris Hamblin},
  journal={Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases},
  volume={6 3},
A total of 3445 sera from 44 different wild species collected between 1963 and 1982 in 11 African countries south of the Sahara, were examined for neutralising antibodies to Lumpy Skin Diseases (LSD) Virus (prototype Neethling). Antibodies were demonstrated in six species but were of low prevalence. It was concluded from the generally negative results, that wildlife in Africa probably does not play a very important part in he perpetuation and spread of LSD Virus. 

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