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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

Cowpox Virus in Llama, Italy

Giusy CardetiComments to Author , Alberto Brozzi, Claudia Eleni, Nicola Polici, Gianlorenzo D’Alterio, Fabrizio Carletti, Maria Teresa Scicluna, Concetta Castilletti, Maria R. Capobianchi, Antonino Di Caro, Gian Luca Autorino, and Demetrio Amaddeo
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana, Rome, Italy (G. Cardeti, A. Brozzi, C. Eleni, M.T. Scicluna, G.L. Autorino, D. Amaddeo); Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale, Viterbo, Italy (N. Polici); Ambulatorio Veterinario Farnese, Farnese, Italy (G. D’Alterio); National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome (F. Carletti, C. Castilletti, M.R. Capobianchi, A. Di Caro)

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Results of seroneutralization test for cowpox virus and IFA of serum samples from livestock and humans living on a farm, Italy*

Sample source
No. positive/no. tested
Serum titers, dilution
Day 19 0/4 ND ND
Day 105 4/4 ND 64; 11; 4; 32
Cattle 0/4 ND
Goats 0/25 ND
Horses 0/3 ND

Humans ND 3/4 640; 20; 80

*IFA, immunofluorescence assay; Ig, immunoglobulin; ND, not done.
†Days shown are after a female llama at the farm was euthanized.

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