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Volume 15, Number 9—September 2009

Research

Genetic Characterization of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Viruses, Ethiopia, 1981–2007

Gelagay Ayelet, Mana MahapatraComments to Author , Esayas Gelaye, Berhe G. Egziabher, Tesfaye Rufeal, Mesfin Sahle, Nigel P. Ferris, Jemma Wadsworth, Geoffrey H. Hutchings, and Nick J. Knowles
Author affiliations: National Veterinary Institute, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia (G. Ayelet, E. Gelaye, B.G. Egziabher); Institute for Animal Health, Woking, UK (G. Ayelet, M. Mahapatra, N.P. Ferris, J. Wadsworth, G.H. Hutchings, N.J. Knowles); National Animal Health Diagnosis and Investigation Centre, Sebeta, Ethiopia (T. Rufeal, M. Sahle)

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Table 1

Species of animals affected and foot-and-mouth disease virus serotypes identified in outbreaks in Ethiopia, 1981–2007*

Species No. samples tested/no. positive† Serotype
O A C SAT 1 SAT 2
Bovine 250/216 159 43 3 2 9
Swine 7/3 3
Sheep 5/1 1
Goats
7/1



1

Total 269/221 162 43 3 4 9

*SAT, Southern African Territories; –, not identified.
†Positive results determined by cytopathic effect.

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