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Value of the indirect fluorescent antibody test as a serological aid to diagnosis ofglossina-transmitted bovine trypanosomiasis

Evaluation de l'épreuve indirect d'anticorps fluorescent comme aide sérologique à la diagnose de la trypanosomiase bovine transmise par la mouche tsetse

El Valor de la Técnica Indirecta de los Anticuerpos Fluorescentes como ayuda Serológica para el Diagnóstico de la Trypanosomiasis Bovina transmitida por Glossina

Summary

Four hundred and sixty seven cattle were sampled for the presence of trypanosomiasis in two distinct areas of Eastern Uganda. Using sera collected, the agglutination test and two types of indirect fluorescent antibody test were used to examine their value as serological aids to diagnosis. The agglutination test was considered to be of limited use. The indirect fluorescent antibody tests were of value in ascertaining the stage of the disease process and in detecting cases of chronic trypanosomiasis.

Résumé

Des prises enlevées de quatre cent soixante sept bovines dans deux régions distinctes de l'Ugande de l'Est furent examinées pour la présence de la trypanosomiase. L'épreuve agglutinant et deux espèces de l'épreuve indirect d'anticorps flucrescent furent effectués sur les séra ainsi recuellis pour évaluer ces essais comme aides sérologiques à la diagnose. L'essai agglutinant se fut montré d'un utilité borné mais les essais indirects d'anticorps fluorescent furent de valeur pour déterminer la phase du progrès de la maladie et pour la découverte des cas de trypanosomiase chronique.

Sumario

Cuatro cientos sesenta y siete bovinos fueron muestreados para averiguar la presencia de trypanosomiasis en dos diferentes localidades en el este de Uganda. Con las muestras de suero obtenidas, se llevaron a cabo la prueba de aglutinacion y dos tipos de tecnicas indirectas de anticuerpos fluorescentes con el fin de estimar la utilidad de estos metodos como ayuda serologica para el diagnostico. La prueba de aglutinacion fue considerada ser de uso limitado. Las pruebas indirectas de anticuerpos fluorescentes fueron valiosas en la determinacion de el estadio del proceso patologico y en la identificación de casos de trypanosomiasis crónica.

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Wilson, A.J. Value of the indirect fluorescent antibody test as a serological aid to diagnosis ofglossina-transmitted bovine trypanosomiasis. Trop Anim Health Prod 1, 89–95 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02240416

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Disease Process
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Como
  • Antibody Test