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Volume 21, Number 12—December 2015

Spillover of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus from Domestic to Wild Ruminants in the Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania

Mana Mahapatra, Kuya Sayalel, Murali Muniraju, Ernest Eblate, Robert D. Fyumagwa, Ligge Shilinde, Maulid Mdaki, Julius D. Keyyu, Satya Parida1Comments to Author , and Richard Kock1Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: The Pirbright Institute, Woking, UK (M. Mahapatra, M. Muniraju, S. Parida); Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, Arusha, Tanzania (K. Sayalel); Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Arusha (E. Eblate, R. Fyumagwa, L. Shilinde, M. Mdaki, J. Keyyu); University of London, London, UK (R. Kock)

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Table 2

Seroprevalence of peste des petits ruminants virus in domestic small ruminants in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, 2014

Species No. sampled No. positive/no. negative
H c-ELISA* LFD antigen test†
Goat 5 2/0 0/5
Sheep 5 0/2 3/2
Total 10 2/2 3/7

*Serum samples from 2 animals from each species were used to detect antibodies by H c-ELISA (8).
†Eye and nasal swab samples from 5 animals from each species were used for antigen testing with a lateral flow device (LFD) (7).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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