Serological Evidence for Schmallenberg Virus Infection in Sheep of Portugal 2014

Fernando Esteves, João R. Mesquita*, Helena Vala, Joana Abreu-Silva, W.H.M. Van Der Poel, Maria S.J. Nascimento

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Abstract

Between November and December of 2014, a serosurvey was set up to evaluate the presence of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) antibodies in sheep of Portugal. Sera (n = 1068) were tested using an indirect enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ID Screen® Schmallenberg virus indirect, IDvet Innovative Diagnostics Montpellier, France). The estimated occurrence of immunogobulin G (IgG) antibodies against SBV in sheep of Portugal was 12.8% (95% confidence interval 11.0-15.0%). This is the first study reporting the presence of SBV antibodies in sheep of Portugal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-65
JournalVector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Arbovirus
  • ELISA.
  • Schmallenberg virus
  • Seroprevalence
  • Sheep

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