observations on the pathogenicity for sheep and goats and the transmissibility of the strain of virus isolated during the rinderpest outbreak in sri lanka in 1987.the pathogenicity for sheep and goats of the virus strain that caused acute rinderpest in cattle and domestic buffalo in sri lanka after an interval of over 40 years has been examined. the results show that it can cause overt clinical disease in goats, but only mild or unapparent infection in sheep. the disease was transmitted from infected sheep to in-contact susceptible sheep and calves.19902316182
seroepidemiology of rinderpest in bovids in sri lanka using the enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) technique.approximately 0.2% (n = 4397) of the bovids (cattle and buffalo) in sri lanka were sampled, from june 1992 using a multi-stage sampling procedure. serum antibodies for the rinderpest virus were detected using the competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. the age, the agroclimatic zone, the management system practiced in the farms, and the vaccination history of the sampled bovids were studied as potential risk factors for being seropositive. the prevalence of rinderpest antibodies in non-va ...19989879581
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