Seroprevalence of foot-and-mouth disease in the southern provinces of Cambodia
Tum, S., Robertson, I.D., Edwards, J., Abila, R. and Morzaria, S. (2015) Seroprevalence of foot-and-mouth disease in the southern provinces of Cambodia. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 47 (3). pp. 541-547.
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A serological surveillance study was conducted between March and June 2006 in the southern provinces of Cambodia to determine the prevalence and distribution of foot-and-mouth disease. Cattle and buffalo originating from eight provinces and 69 villages were sampled. The results revealed that the village level prevalence of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the southern provinces of Cambodia was 87 % with an overall individual animal prevalence of 30 %. Three serotypes: O, A and Asia 1 were detected in this region with a prevalence of 28.5, 9.5 and 9.3 %, respectively. However, as the antibody level to FMDV serotypes A and Asia 1 were generally low, it is likely that serotype O is responsible for most of the recent outbreaks of FMD in Cambodia. Seropositive animals were older than seronegative animals, especially with serotype O.
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|Publisher:||Kluwer Academic Publishers|
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