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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007


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 2

Agreement between results of IDVET cELISA and RT-qPCR_S5 for bluetongue virus infection, Belgium, 2006*

cELISA result RT-qPCR result†
Negative Positive
Negative 75 7
Positive 1 41

*cELISA, competititve ELISA; RT-qPCR,
reverse transcription–quantitative PCR.
†Samples with different results in cELISA and
RT-qPCR_S5 were retested with RT
qPCR_S1 (4). This latter test always
confirmed the result of the RT-qPCR_S5.

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