Serological detection of St. Louis encephalitis virus and West Nile virus in equines from Santa Fe, Argentina.

Abstract:

:St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) and West Nile virus (WNV) present ecological and antigenic similarities and are responsible for serious human diseases. In addition, WNV is a significant pathogen in terms of equine health. The purpose of our study was to analyse the seroprevalence of SLEV and WNV in equine sera collected in Santa Fe Province, Argentina. The seroprevalence determined using the plaque reduction neutralisation test was 12.2% for SLEV, 16.2% for WNV and 48.6% for a combination of both viruses. These results provide evidence of the co-circulation of SLEV and WNV in equines in Santa Fe.

journal_name

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz

authors

Tauro L,Marino B,Diaz LA,Lucca E,Gallozo D,Spinsanti L,Contigiani M

doi

10.1590/s0074-02762012000400019

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2012-06-01 00:00:00

pages

553-6

issue

4

eissn

0074-0276

issn

1678-8060

pii

S0074-02762012000400019

journal_volume

107

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