Novel bluetongue virus serotype from Kuwait

Maan, S. et al. (2011) Novel bluetongue virus serotype from Kuwait. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(5), pp. 886-889. (doi: 10.3201/eid1705.101742) (PMID:21529403) (PMCID:PMC3321788)

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Sheep and goats sampled in Kuwait during February 2010 were seropositive for bluetongue virus (BTV). BTV isolate KUW2010/02, from 1 of only 2 sheep that also tested positive for BTV by real-time reverse transcription–PCR, caused mild clinical signs in sheep. Nucleotide sequencing identified KUW2010/02 as a novel BTV serotype.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nomikou, Dr Kyriaki
Authors: Maan, S., Maan, N. S., Nomikou, K., Batten, C., Antony, F., Belaganahalli, M. N., Samy, A. M., Abdel Reda, A., Al-Rashid, S. A., El Batel, M., Oura, C. A.L., and Mertens, P. P.C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ISSN (Online):1080-6059

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