Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-13704
Camenisch, G; Bandli, R; Hoop, R (2008). Monitoring of wild birds for Newcastle disease virus in Switzerland using real time RT-PCR. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 44(3):772-776.
Wild birds are considered to be the natural reservoir of the Newcastle disease virus (NDV; avian paramyxovirus-1) causing New-castle disease, and are often suspected to be involved in outbreaks in domesticated birds. To assess the epidemiologic status of wild birds living, or overwintering, in Switzerland, 3,049 cloacal swabs covering the period 2003–2006 were screened for NDV, using real time RT-PCR. All samples were negative. This result seems in contrast with previously performed serologic screenings of wild birds.
Key words: Avian paramyxovirus-1, New-castle disease, real time RT-PCR, Switzerland, wild birds.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||570 Life sciences; biology|
|Deposited On:||25 Feb 2009 15:06|
|Last Modified:||05 Apr 2016 13:00|
|Publisher:||Wildlife Disease Association|
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