Accession Number:

ADA036312

Title:

Immunofluorescence Technique for Detecting Antibodies against African Swine Fever: Its Diagnostic Value,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL INTELLIGENCE AND INFORMATION AGENCY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1976-04-23

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The tests carried out using the indirect immunofluorescence method showed the possibility of using it to reveal and evaluate the content in antibodies of the serum against the Afican swine fever virus. A high percentage 85.4 of the animals analyzed showed a clear response in fluorescent antibodies in the course of the chronic forms of the infection clinical or subclinical as well as during the latent phases of the virus carriers. It is advisable to point out that the indirect immunofluorescence method for investigation of African swine fever antibodies is a swift and simple method on condition of having available a stock of antigen with acceptable characteristics allowing the readout of results.

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE