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5 July 2021 Detection of Lumpy Skin Disease Virus in an Asymptomatic Eland (Taurotragus oryx) in Namibia
Umberto Molini, Elsje Boshoff, Abraham P. Niel, Janice Phillips, Siegfried Khaiseb, Tirumala B. K. Settypalli, William G. Dundon, Giovanni Cattoli, Charles E. Lamien
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Nasal swabs collected from 40 wild ruminants in Namibia were analyzed by PCR for the presence of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) DNA. One sample from an asymptomatic eland (Taurotragus oryx) tested positive, providing the first evidence of the presence of LSDV DNA in an eland.

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Umberto Molini, Elsje Boshoff, Abraham P. Niel, Janice Phillips, Siegfried Khaiseb, Tirumala B. K. Settypalli, William G. Dundon, Giovanni Cattoli, and Charles E. Lamien "Detection of Lumpy Skin Disease Virus in an Asymptomatic Eland (Taurotragus oryx) in Namibia," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 57(3), 708-711, (5 July 2021). https://doi.org/10.7589/JWD-D-20-00181
Received: 24 October 2020; Accepted: 20 January 2021; Published: 5 July 2021
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