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The indirect immunofluorescence assay using cardiac tissue from chickens, quails and ducks for identification of influenza A virus during an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1): a rapid and simple screening tool for limited resource settings.

Abstract:

Here we describe the diagnostic utility of the indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) during a recent outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) subtype H5N1 virus in southern Thailand and demonstrate the usefulness of the cardiac tissue from infected chickens, quail, and ducks for diagnosis. The most reliable sample for IFA diagnosis of influenza A virus was cardiac tissue (83.0%; 44/53) which when divided by species (chicken, quail and duck cardiac tissues) gave respective positi...

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10.1016/j.rvsc.2006.12.007

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Antarasena, C More by this author
Sirimujalin, R More by this author
Prommuang, P More by this author
Promkuntod, N More by this author
Prommuang, P More by this author
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Journal:
Research in veterinary science
Volume:
83
Issue:
2
Pages:
279-281
Publication date:
2007-10-05
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EISSN:
1532-2661
ISSN:
0034-5288
URN:
uuid:955f2de8-1d86-40fe-992a-50c300bef645
Source identifiers:
94635
Local pid:
pubs:94635

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