Infection of Kenyan sheep with Ovine herpesvirus 2 (OHV-2) virus.

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1966
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Mirangi P.K
Kang'ee
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Over 90'X. of all breeds of sheep in Kenya were found to harbour Ovine herpesvirus (OHV-2) virus. In the wildebeest infected areas where malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) is an annual occurrence. 89'Yc, of the sheep were polymerasc chain reaction (PCR) test positive for OHV -2 virus while in regions where wildebeest’s arc not found. 92% of all sheep breeds tested positive for this agent. This OHV-2 specific PCR test did not detect sequences in samples drawn from cattle inoculated with 707K and WC II viruses or cattle showing c1inical wildebeest - associated malignant Catarrhal fever (WA-MCF) or eyen in normal cattle. Primers based on Alcelaphine herpesvirus I (AHV-I) which causes WA-MCF did not recognize DNA from these sheep samples,
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Veterinary Research, p. 77-82
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