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Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011

Research

Asian Lineage of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus, Africa

Olivier Kwiatek, Yahia Hassan Ali, Intisar Kamil Saeed, Abdelmelik Ibrahim Khalafalla, Osama Ishag Mohamed, Ali Abu Obeida, Magdi Badawi Abdelrahman, Halima Mohamed Osman, Khalid Mohamed Taha, Zakia Abbas, Mehdi El Harrak, Youssef Lhor, Adama Diallo, Renaud Lancelot, Emmanuel Albina, and Geneviève LibeauComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Control of Exotic and Emerging Animal Diseases, Montpellier, France (O. Kwiatek, R. Lancelot, E. Albina, G. Libeau); Central Veterinary Research Laboratories, Soba, Sudan (Y.H. Ali, I.K. Saeed, M.B. Abdelrahman, H.M. Osman, Z. Abbas); University of Khartoum, Shambat, Sudan (A.I. Khalafalla, A.A. Obeida); Rabak Veterinary Research Laboratory, White Nile State, Sudan (O.I. Mohamed); Atbara Veterinary Research Laboratory, River Nile State, Sudan (K.M. Taha); Biopharama, Rabat, Morocco (M. El Harrak, Y. Lhor); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria (A. Diallo)

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Table 2

Number of field samples with positive results by reverse transcription PCR for peste des petits ruminant virus, by animal and province, among 80 animals sampled in Sudan, 2000–2009*

Region Sheep
Goats
Camels
No. tested No. (%) positive No. tested No. (%) positive No. tested No. (%) positive
Khartoum 5 4 (80) 1 1 (100) NS NS
Blue Nile 10 7 (70) 3 3 (100) 18 13 (72.2)
Northern Sudan 4 4 (100) 1 1 (100) 21 16 (76.2)
Kassala 5 5 (100) NS NS 9 8 (88.9)
Kordofan 1 1 (100) NS NS NS NS
Darfur
1
0

NS
NS

1
1 (100)
Total 26 21 (80.8) 5 5 (100) 49 38 (77.6)

*Proportion of animals positive for peste des petits ruminant virus in sampling sites according to Sudan regions: Khartoum: 5/6; Blue Nile: Al Azaza, 1/1; Al Hilalia, 1/1; Gezira /Bashagra, 1/1; Tambool, 13/18; White Nile (Sennar/Rabak), 7/10; Northern: River Nile, Atbara, 16/21; Ed Damar, 4/4; Dongola, 1/1; Kassala: Gedarif, 3/4, Kassala, 7/7, Abudelaiq, 3/3. Darfur: Alfashir 0/1, Nyala, 1/1; Kordofan: El Nihood, 1/1. NS, species not sampled in region.

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