Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 45, Issue 5, pp 1265–1267

First confirmation of foot and mouth disease virus serotype SAT-1 in cattle and small ruminants in Ethiopia in 2007/08

  • Yoseph Legesse
  • Yilkal Asfaw
  • Mesfin Sahle
  • Gelagay Ayelet
  • Shiferaw Jenberie
  • Haileleul Negussie
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DOI: 10.1007/s11250-012-0339-2

Cite this article as:
Legesse, Y., Asfaw, Y., Sahle, M. et al. Trop Anim Health Prod (2013) 45: 1265. doi:10.1007/s11250-012-0339-2

Abstract

The study was conducted in three regional states of Ethiopia: Amhara, Oromia, and the Southern Nations Nationalities and people regional state from August 2007 to April 2008 with the objective of identifying the foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) serotypes circulating in the region. Two serotypes were recorded from epithelial tissue and oesophageal–pharyngeal (OP) fluid that were taken from outbreaks in study regions of Ethiopia. Serotype O FMDV was identified in Girar Jarso, Yabello, and Ankesha Guagusa districts while SAT-1 was isolated in Surma and Maji districts from tissue samples and this was the first report of the FMDV serotype in Ethiopia. Similarly, the OP fluid samples were found positive for SAT-1 FMDV in Maji and Surma districts.

Keywords

FMDVOesophageal–pharyngeal fluidSerotypeTissue sampleEthiopia

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoseph Legesse
    • 1
  • Yilkal Asfaw
    • 2
  • Mesfin Sahle
    • 3
  • Gelagay Ayelet
    • 4
  • Shiferaw Jenberie
    • 4
  • Haileleul Negussie
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Veterinary MedicineJigjiga UniversityJigjigaEthiopia
  2. 2.Faculty of Veterinary MedicineAddis Ababa UniversityDebre ZeitEthiopia
  3. 3.National Animal Heath and Diagnostic Investigation CenterSebetaEthiopia
  4. 4.National Veterinary InstituteDebre ZeitEthiopia