Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-13704
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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
|Deposited On:||25 Feb 2009 16:06|
|Last Modified:||01 Dec 2013 09:23|
|Publisher:||Wildlife Disease Association|
|Citations:||Web of Science®. Times Cited: 7|
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