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Molecular identification and investigations of contagious ecthyma (Orf virus) in small ruminants, North west Ethiopia

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Title
Molecular identification and investigations of contagious ecthyma (Orf virus) in small ruminants, North west Ethiopia
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BMC Veterinary Research, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12917-018-1339-x
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Mebrahtu Tedla, Nega Berhan, Wassie Molla, Wudu Temesgen, Sefinew Alemu

Abstract

Orf virus, the prototype of parapoxvirus, is the main causative agent of contagious ecthyma. Little is known about the status of the disease in Ethiopia and this study was aimed at determining its status using PCR as a confirmatory tool. a total of 400 randomly selected sheep and goat was screened for the identification of the virus using amplification of B2L gene and transfection of mammalian cells (VERO cells). Out of 400 animals screened for infection of the virus, 48 animals were found positive to PCR and revealed an overall incidence of 12%. Different epidemiological parameters were considered to look at the association with incidence of the disease and of which, only species of the animal(sheep), non-vaccinated and non-treated animals, nursing animals, poor body condition animals, extensively managed animals, animals having mouth lesion, and study areas having outbreak history showed higher prevalence. A univariate logistic regression analysis showed statistically significant difference in all variables (P < 0.05). Whereas, age and sex of animals showed no significant difference (P < 0.05). The result of the present finding showed high incidence of Orf virus in the region as confirmed through PCR.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 18%
Student > Master 6 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 7%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 14 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 14 31%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 4%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 17 38%

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