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Volume 12, Number 4—April 2006

Letter

Rift Valley Fever in Goats, Cameroon

Matthew LeBreton*Comments to Author , Sally Umlauf†, Cyrille F. Djoko*‡, Peter Daszak§, Donald S. Burke¶, Paul Yemgai Kwenkam#, and Nathan D. Wolfe¶
Author affiliations: *Walter Reed Johns Hopkins Cameroon Program, Yaoundé, Cameroon; †Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA; ‡University of Yaoundé, Yaoundé, Cameroon; §Consortium for Conservation Medicine, New York, New York, USA; ¶Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; #Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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Site, age, and sex of goat samples positive for Rift Valley fever virus*

Site Age, y Sex I-ELISA PP HI titer SN titer
Market 1.5 F 10 /
Rural 3 M 14 /
Rural 3.5 F 15 /
Rural 4 F 16 /
Rural 4.5 M 35 4
Rural 3 F / 320 8
Rural 2 F 106 5,120 12

*By indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (I-ELISA), hemagglutination inhibition (HI), and serum neutralization (SN); PP, optical density expressed as a percentage of high-positive control serum; /, not tested; –, negative.

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