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Bovine trypanosomosis in north province of cameroon

Abstract

The results of the examination of 2959 bovine blood samples collected from four divisions of North Province of Cameroon showed a prevalence of 1.72 for T. brucei, 0.98 for T. congolense and 4.03 for T. vivax using parasitological techniques, such as the buffy coat technique (BCT) and the microhaematrocrit centrifugation technique (MHCT). Prevalence rates in tsetse infested areas were higher than in tsetse free areas for T. brucei and T. congolense, but not for T. vivax. The Antigen ELISA was used to detect trypanosomal antigens in serum samples of a subset of the same animals. By using the Ag-ELISA many more animals were detected positive for T. brucei and T. vivax, but not for T. congolense, than when just the two parasitological techniques were used. As a matter of fact 90% of the T. brucei infections were detected by the Ag-ELISA and 10% by using either the BCT or the MHCT. (author).6 refs, 5 figs, 6 tabs.
Authors:
Ndamkou, C N; Nchare, A [1] 
  1. Laboratoire National Veterinaire de Bokle (LANAVET), Garoua (Cameroon)
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1997
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-925; CONF-9504287-
Reference Number:
SCA: 553005; PA: AIX-28:036699; EDB-97:082352; SN: 97001795602
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on epidemiological tools for monitoring trypanosomosis and tsetse control programmes, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 17-28 Apr 1995; Other Information: PBD: Feb 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Application of an immunoassay method to improve the diagnosis and control of African trypanosomosis. Proceedings of the workshop; PB: 116 p.
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; DIAGNOSIS; ENZYME IMMUNOASSAY; TRYPANOSOMIASIS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; CAMEROON; CATTLE; GLOSSINA; MONITORING
OSTI ID:
480983
Research Organizations:
Joint FAO/IAEA Div. of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1011-4289; Other: ON: DE97624611; TRN: XA9743588036699
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97624611
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 21-30
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Ndamkou, C N, and Nchare, A. Bovine trypanosomosis in north province of cameroon. IAEA: N. p., 1997. Web.
Ndamkou, C N, & Nchare, A. Bovine trypanosomosis in north province of cameroon. IAEA.
Ndamkou, C N, and Nchare, A. 1997. "Bovine trypanosomosis in north province of cameroon." IAEA.
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title = {Bovine trypanosomosis in north province of cameroon}
author = {Ndamkou, C N, and Nchare, A}
abstractNote = {The results of the examination of 2959 bovine blood samples collected from four divisions of North Province of Cameroon showed a prevalence of 1.72 for T. brucei, 0.98 for T. congolense and 4.03 for T. vivax using parasitological techniques, such as the buffy coat technique (BCT) and the microhaematrocrit centrifugation technique (MHCT). Prevalence rates in tsetse infested areas were higher than in tsetse free areas for T. brucei and T. congolense, but not for T. vivax. The Antigen ELISA was used to detect trypanosomal antigens in serum samples of a subset of the same animals. By using the Ag-ELISA many more animals were detected positive for T. brucei and T. vivax, but not for T. congolense, than when just the two parasitological techniques were used. As a matter of fact 90% of the T. brucei infections were detected by the Ag-ELISA and 10% by using either the BCT or the MHCT. (author).6 refs, 5 figs, 6 tabs.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1997}
month = {Feb}
}