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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007

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Bluetongue in Belgium, 2006

Jean-François Toussaint*, Corinne Sailleau†, Jan Mast*, Philippe Houdart‡, Guy Czaplicki§, Lien Demeestere*, Frank Vandenbussche*, Wesley van Dessel*, Nesya Goris*, Emmanuel Bréard†, Lotfi Bounaadja†, Etienne Thiry¶, Stephan Zientara†, and Kris De Clercq*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, Brussels, Belgium; †Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments, Maisons-Alfort, France; ‡Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, Brussels, Belgium; §Association Régionale de Santé et d’Identification Animales, Loncin, Belgium; ¶University of Liège, Liège, Belgium;

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Table 1

Bluetongue virus infection in cattle and sheep with bluetonguelike clinical signs by IDVET cELISA and RT-qPCR, Belgium, 2006*

Test Cattle Sheep
cELISA
  No. negative
45
56
  No. positive
97
23
  % Confirmed cases
68
29
RT-qPCR
  No. negative
9
18
  No. positive
32
15
  % Confirmed cases 78 45

*cELISA, competitive ELISA;RT-qPCR,
reverse transcription–quantitative PCR.

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