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Seroprevalence of Q fever, Brucellosis, and Bluetongue in selected provinces in Lao People's Democratic Republic

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This study has determined the proportional seropositivity of two zoonotic diseases, Q fever and brucellosis, and bluetongue virus (BTV) which is nonzoonotic, in five provinces of Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) (Loungphabang, Luangnumtha, Xayaboury, Xiengkhouang, and Champasak, and Vientiane Province and Vientiane capital). A total of 1,089 samples from buffalo, cattle, pigs, and goats were tested, with seropositivity of BTV (96.7%), Q fever (1.2%), and brucellosis (0.3%). The results ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.4269/ajtmh.15-0913

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Douangngeun, B More by this author
Theppangna, Watthana More by this author
Soukvilay, Vilayvahn More by this author
Senaphanh, Chanthana More by this author
Phithacthep, Kamphock More by this author
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Blacksell, Stuart
Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Journal website
Volume:
95
Issue:
3
Pages:
558-561
Publication date:
2016-07-18
Acceptance date:
2016-06-07
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Pubs id:
pubs:635557
URN:
uri:9f176916-673c-4423-9a87-73a162c882a6
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uuid:9f176916-673c-4423-9a87-73a162c882a6
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pubs:635557
Language:
English

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