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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
PubMed ID:18689670

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