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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

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Isolation and Phylogenetic Grouping of Equine Encephalosis Virus in Israel

Karin Aharonson-Raz, Amir Steinman, Velizar Bumbarov, Sushila Maan, Narender Singh Maan, Kyriaki Nomikou, Carrie Batten, Christiaan Potgieter, Yuval Gottlieb, Peter Mertens, and Eyal KlementComments to Author 
Author affiliations: The Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel (K. Aharonson-Raz, A. Steinman, Y. Gottlieb, E. Klement); Kimron Veterinary Institute, Bet Dagan, Israel (V. Bumbarov); Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, UK (S. Maan, N.S. Maan, K. Nomikou, C. Batten, P. Mertens); Deltamune (Pty) Ltd, Lyttelton, South Africa (C. Potgieter)

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Table 1

Clinical signs for horses whose blood was tested to determine the cause of a febrile disease, Israel, October–November 2009

Horse no. Clinical signs Date of first clinical sign Duration of clinical signs, d Date of blood collection Virus isolated*
1 Temperature 39.5°C, lack of appetite Oct 25 5 Nov 2 No
2 Temperature 39.5°C, lack of appetite Oct 29 3 Nov 2 No
3 Temperature 40°C, lack of appetite Oct 30 3 Nov 3 Yes
4 Temperature 39.5°C, lack of appetite Nov 8 Unknown Nov 8 No
5 Fever, colic, lethargy, congested mucous membranes, rapid pulse, lack of appetite Nov 5 5 Nov 9 Yes
6 Temperature 39.5°C, lack of appetite Nov 17 4 Nov 22 No
7 Temperature 42°C, apathy Nov 25 2 Nov 26 No
8 Temperature 39.7°C, lack of appetite, colic Nov 26 3 Nov 27 Yes

*Positive cases were confirmed by reverse transcription PCR of dsRNA genome segment 10.

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