Journal of Immunological Techniques & Infectious Diseases ISSN: 2329-9541

Research Article, J Immunol Tech Infect Dis Vol: 2 Issue: 1

Seroprevalence of Newly Discovered Duck Flavivirus in Farm Animals

Xiuli Ma1, Bing Huang1, Yufeng Li1, Zhuoming Qin1, Feng Li1,2,3 and Minxun Song1*
1Institute of Poultry Science, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
2Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, South Dakota State University, USA
3Department of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, USA
Corresponding author : Minxun Song
Institute of Poultry Science, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Jinan 250023, China
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Received: November 29, 2012 Accepted: January 02, 2013 Published: January 09, 2013
Citation: Ma X, Huang B, Li Y, Qin Z, Li F, et al. (2013) Seroprevalence of Newly Discovered Duck Flavivirus in Farm Animals. J Immunol Tech Infect Dis 2:1. doi:10.4172/2329-9541.1000103

Abstract

Seroprevalence of Newly Discovered Duck Flavivirus in Farm Animals

New flavivirus has recently emerged in domestic ducks in China. The virus, provisionally designated duck flavivirus (DFV), causes highly significant economic losses to duck industry in China as a result of reduction in duck meat and eggs. Little is known about the epidemiology of this new viral disease. In this study, we developed a fluorescence-based microneutralization assay to evaluate the seroprevalence of neutralizing antibodies to DFV in domestic farm animals as well as to assess antibody responses in ducks receiving an inactivated DFV vaccine.

Keywords: Duck flavivirus; Fluorescence-based microneutralization; Seroprevalence

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