Temporal relationships of viremia, interferon activity, and antibody responses of sheep infected with several bluetongue virus strains.

Sheep had viremias that were first detected on day 3 (+/- 1) after infection with several strains of bluetongue virus (BTV) representing United States serotypes 10, 11, 13, and 17. Diphasic peaks of infectivity were attained on days 6 and 10 (+/- 2). Interferon (IFN) was first detected in serum samples on day 5 (+/- 1), and reached greatest concentrations… CONTINUE READING