Evaluation of a direct, rapid immunohistochemical test for rabies diagnosis

Lembo, T. , Niezgoda, M., Velasco-Villa, A., Cleaveland, S. , Ernest, E. and Rupprecht, C. E. (2006) Evaluation of a direct, rapid immunohistochemical test for rabies diagnosis. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(2), pp. 310-313. (doi: 10.3201/eid1202.050812)

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A direct rapid immunohistochemical test (dRIT) was evaluated under field and laboratory conditions to detect rabies virus antigen in frozen and glycerol-preserved field brain samples from northwestern Tanzania. Compared to the direct fluorescent antibody test, the traditional standard in rabies diagnosis, the dRIT was 100% sensitive and specific.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lembo, Dr Tiziana and Cleaveland, Professor Sarah
Authors: Lembo, T., Niezgoda, M., Velasco-Villa, A., Cleaveland, S., Ernest, E., and Rupprecht, C. E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ISSN (Online):1080-6059
Published Online:01 January 2006
First Published:First published online in Emerging Infectious Diseases 12(2):310-313
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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