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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 2

Evolution of Rift Valley fever virologic and immune status of recaptured animals, Etosha National Park, Namibia, 2011*

Animal May–Jul
No. (%) positive/no. tested (% positive)
rRT-PCR IgM Total antibody rRT-PCR IgM Total antibody
Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) 5/15 (33.3)
+ 2/15 (13.3)
+ + 2/15 (13.3)
+ + 1/15 (6.7)


5/15 (33.3)
Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) 3/4 (75.0)
+ 1/4 (25.0)

*rRT-PCR, real-time reverse transcription PCR.

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