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Volume 22, Number 1—January 2016

Rift Valley Fever Virus among Wild Ruminants, Etosha National Park, Namibia, 2011

Andrea Capobianco DondonaComments to Author , Ortwin Aschenborn, Chiara Pinoni, Luigina Di Gialleonardo, Adrianatus Maseke, Grazia Bortone, Andrea Polci, Massimo Scacchia, Umberto Molini, and Federica Monaco
Author affiliations: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale,” Teramo, Italy (A. Capobianco Dondona, C. Pinoni, L. Di Gialleonardo, G. Bortone, A. Polci, M. Scacchia, U. Molini, F. Monaco); Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Windhoek, Namibia (O. Ashenborn); Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry, Windhoek (A. Maseke)

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Table 1

Results of serologic and virologic testing of wild ruminants for Rift Valley fever virus, Etosha National Park, Namibia, 2011*

Animal and time of sampling rRT-PCR IgM Total antibodies other than IgM No. positive/no. tested (% positive)
Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), n = 230
May–Jul 119/200 (59.5)
+ 37/200 (18.5)
+ 26/200 (13.0)
+ 11/200 (5.5)
+ + 4/200 (2.0)
+ + 3/200 (1.5)
Dec 20/45 (44.4)†

25/45 (55.6)†
Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), n = 53
May–Jul 38/50 (76.0)
+ 12/50 (24.0)
Dec 6/7 (85.7)†

1/7 (14.3)†
Black-faced impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi), n = 8
Dec 3/8 (37.5)
+ 5/8 (62.5)

*rRT-PCR, real-time reverse transcription PCR.
†15 springbok and 4 wildebeest were recaptured during the second phase of sampling (December 2011).

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