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west nile complement fixing antibodies in nigerian domestic animals and humans.a survey for west nile complement fixing (cf) antibody was carried out in humans and domestic animals in nigeria. human sera were obtained from two communities namely ibadan and ogbomoso but animal sera were collected from ibadan and maiduguri. the overall cf antibody to west nile virus in the two localities surveyed was 65%. of 170 persons tested, 53% and 75% were positive in ibadan and ogbomoso respectively. antibody prevalence increased with age in both communities. tests for antibody against ...19902100749
a survey for haemagglutination-inhibiting antibody to west nile virus in human and animal sera in nigeria.a survey for west nile virus (wnv) haemagglutination-inhibition (hi) antibody was carried out in humans and domestic animals. human sera were collected from ibadan, while the animal sera were collected from both ibadan and maiduguri. out of 304 human sera tested, 123 were positive (40%). there was a higher prevalence of hi antibody in adults than children. sex distribution of positive sera showed that 37% of males and 43% of females had wnv hi antibody. there was no significant difference in the ...19902323182
1987 yellow fever epidemics in oyo state, nigeria: a survey for yellow fever virus haemagglutination inhibiting antibody in residents of two communities before and after the epidemics.a survey for yellow fever haemagglutination inhibiting antibody was carried out before and after the 1987 yellow fever epidemics in nigeria in two localities in oyo state, namely: ibadan and ogbomosho. a total of 129 sera were collected from the two localities before the epidemic. the overall prevalence of yellow fever hi antibody was 37%. a breakdown of positive sera showed that 30/100 and 18/29 sera tested in ibadan and ogbomosho respectively were positive. there was a higher prevalence of hi ...19882851207
human arthropod-borne virus infections in nigeria. serological and virological investigations and shaki, oyo state.during the early dry season of 1972, an arbovirus surveillance was carried out is shaki. on hundred and twenty human blood samples and 304 sera were processed for virus isolation and serology respectively. a high prevalence of antibodies to 8 arbovirus antigens was found in the community. percentage of positive sera was as follows: chikungunya (24%) sindbis (19%), yellow fever (55%), dengue (54%), west nile (58%) and wesselsbron (67%). human infections by ilesha virus (35%) and ingwavuma (15%) ...1978570581
zika virus infections in nigeria: virological and seroepidemiological investigations in oyo state.a study of zika virus infections was carried out in four communities in oyo state, nigeria. virus isolation studies between 1971 and 1975 yielded two virus isolations from human cases of mild febrile illness. haemagglutination-inhibition tests revealed a high prevalence of antibodies to zika and three other flaviviruses used. the percentages of positive sera were as follows: zika (31%), yellow fever (50%), west nile (46%), and wesselsbron (59%). neutralization tests showed that 40% of nigerians ...1979489960
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