Seroprevalence of bluetongue virus antibodies in sheep and goats in Kerala State, India.

  title={Seroprevalence of bluetongue virus antibodies in sheep and goats in Kerala State, India.},
  author={Chirag Ravishankar and G Krishnan Nair and Mangattumuruppel Mini and V. Jayaprakasan},
  journal={Revue scientifique et technique},
  volume={24 3},
The results presented here record the first confirmation of bluetongue virus (BTV) antibody in sheep and goats in Kerala State. A total of 1,010 sera collected from the 14 districts within the state were screened for the presence of group-specific BTV antibodies by dot enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (dot ELISA). Positive samples were obtained from 12 of the 14 districts. The overall BTV antibody prevalence was 5.1 +/- 1.9% (at 95% confidence level) although the prevalence levels were… CONTINUE READING

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