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Volume 11, Number 12—December 2005

Research

Postepizootic Persistence of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus, Venezuela

Juan-Carlos Navarro*, Gladys Medina†, Clovis Vasquez‡, Lark L. Coffey§, Eryu Wang§, Alexander Suárez*‡, Hernán Biord#, Marlene Salas¶, and Scott C. Weaver§Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela; †Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Maracay, Venezuela; ‡Instituto Nacional de Higiene, Caracas, Venezuela; #Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales, Venezuela; ¶Ministerio de Agricultura y Tierras, Barinas, Venezuela; §University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

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Table 1

Results of hemagglutination inhibition assays to detect Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus antibodies in horses

Municipality No. serum samples tested No. positive (%)
Obispos 199 46 (23)
Zamora 128 61 (48)
Bolivar 18 0
Pedraza 23 10 (44)
Barinas 172 37 (22)
Arismendi 9 0
Sucre 65 1 (2)
A. Arvelo Torrealba 5 1 (20)
Total 619 174 (28)

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