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Volume 27 (5): 280-284, 2023.
Seroprevalence of bluetongue virus antibodies in camels.
Ali Asghar Mozaffari, Mohammad Khalili, Amin Paidar Ardakani.
School of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
Mozaffari AA, Khalili M, Ardakani AP., Seroprevalence of bluetongue virus antibodies in camels, Onl J Vet Res., 27 (5): 280-284, 2023. Authors report seroprevalence of bluetongue virus (BTV) in 2-5 year male and female camels in Iran. Fifty nine serum samples were collected at abbatoir for BTV antibody by c-ELISA tests to yield seroprevalence of 67.8% (95% CI = 65.84-68.99 %) with no difference between genders or age. Our samples were taken from locations with temperatures 42.5°C (dry) to –12°C, suggesting conditions should not have been favourable for adult or larvae of Culicoides. High seroprevalence in our study suggest control may not only require vaccination and vector eradication but restriction on transport of animals.
Keywords: Bluetongue, Virus, Camel, Competitive ELISA, Iran.