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The potential role of Rattus rattus in enzootic cycle of Rift Valley Fever in Egypt. 1-Detection of RVF antibodies in R. rattus blood samples by both enzyme linked immuno sorbent assay (ELISA) and immuno-diffusion technique (ID).
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PMID:  17216936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three hundreds of Rattus rattus (R. rattus) were trapped from 3 different governorates of Egypt (one hundred each), blood samples were withdrawal and subjected for detection of anti-RVF antibodies by both ELISA and ID techniques. The prevalence rate of antibodies by ELISA were 88 (29.33%) positive out of 300 tested blood samples, the highest rate was in Behira governorate 36 (36%) and the lowest one was in Alexandria governorate 22 (22%) while it was 30 (30%) in Minia governorate. But when ID technique was applied, it gave only 18 (6%) positive samples out of 300 tested blood samples with the highest rate in Behira and Minia governorates (8%) and it was only (2%) in Alexandria governorate. Our study suggests that these R. rattus make possible candidate as intermediate host in the maintenance cycle of RVF in Egypt.
B Z Youssef; H A Donia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0013-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  J Egypt Public Health Assoc     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-12     Completed Date:  2007-02-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505602     Medline TA:  J Egypt Public Health Assoc     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Microbiological Department, Animal Health Research Institute, Dokki, Alexandria branch.
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MeSH Terms
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Rats / blood*
Rift Valley Fever / blood,  diagnosis*,  immunology*
Rift Valley fever virus

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