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bluetongue virus infection in india: a review.the history and epizootiology of bluetongue (bt) in india are reviewed. bt has become endemic in india. the first outbreak of bt in sheep and goats in the country was recorded in 1964 in maharashtra state. since then, several outbreaks of bt have been reported in sheep. exotic sheep are more susceptible than indigenous and cross-bred sheep. a serological survey has indicated the presence of bluetongue virus (btv) antibodies in cattle and buffalo in several states in india. however, clinical bt h ...19921335304
isolation of ganjam virus from ticks collected off domestic animals around pune, maharashtra, india.studies on viruses of zoonotic importance in certain villages around pune were undertaken between december 2000 and january 2002. a total of 1,138 adult ticks belonging to six different species were collected off domestic animals and processed for virus isolation. six virus isolates were obtained. all six isolates were identified as ganjam virus by quick complement fixation test and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction using rna nucleocapsid gene amplification. five isolates were from ...200515799531
prevalence of microorganisms of hygienic interest in an organized abattoir in mumbai, india.the magnitude of food-borne illnesses in india is unknown because of lack of surveillance networks. monitoring the prevalence of food-borne pathogens and indicators of contamination in primary production at abattoirs is imperative for creating a data bank and for effective control of such pathogens before they enter the food chain.201020818094
goat pox virus isolated from an outbreak at akola, maharashtra (india) phylogenetically related to chinese strain.in this study, we investigated a goat pox outbreak that occurred in an organized goat farm in a village named yerenda near akola, maharashtra, india during 2007-2008. the outbreak involved in 175 goats including kids of local nondescript breeds with a morbidity, mortality, and case fatality rate, respectively, of 20%, 11.4%, and 60%. the goat pox virus (gtpv) antigen/nucleic acid in the clinical samples was detected by cie and pcrs whereas virus-specific antibody was detected by using snt and in ...201020383607
hide depilation and feather disintegration studies with keratinolytic serine protease from a novel bacillus subtilis isolate.keratinases play an important role in biotechnological applications such as improvement of feather meal, enzymatic dehairing and production of amino acids or peptides from high molecular weight substrates. bacillus subtilis p13, isolated from vajreshwari hot spring (45-50 degrees c) near mumbai, india, produces a neutral serine protease and has an optimum temperature of 65 degrees c. this enzyme preparation was keratinolytic in nature and could disintegrate whole chicken feathers, except for the ...200818264704
the extent and impact of sheep pox and goat pox in the state of maharashtra, india.a survey of sheep and goat producers in the state of maharashtra, india, was undertaken to ascertain the extent and economic impact of sheep pox and goat pox (sgp). one thousand one hundred and sixteen owners were interviewed. eighty owners (7.2%) reported that they had experienced an outbreak of the disease in the previous 6 years. the results showed that, while producers ranked sgp below other infectious diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest and enterotoxaemia, when sgp occurred ...200011020944
isolation of campylobacter from human and other sources in bombay.out of 720 faecal samples studied from acute diarrhoeal patients comprising 645 children and 75 adults, only 4 yielded campylobacter strains. no campylobacter was isolated from 300 control faecal samples. one isolate each of c. coli and c. jejuni was obtained from faecal samples of chicken and goat respectively. no campylobacter was isolated from 10 sewage samples studied.19938300165
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