First serological investigation of peste-des-petits-ruminants and rift valley fever in Tunisia

Ayari-Fakhfakh Saïda Emna, Ghram Abdeljelil, Bouattour Ali, Larbi Imen, Gribâa-Dridi Latifa, Kwiatek Olivier, Bouloy Michèle, Libeau Geneviève, Albina Emmanuel, Cetre-Sossah Catherine. 2011. First serological investigation of peste-des-petits-ruminants and rift valley fever in Tunisia. Veterinary Journal, 187 (3) : pp. 402-404.

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Abstract : This study, carried out between September 2006 and January 2007, is the first cross-sectional serological investigation of peste-des-petits-ruminants (PPR) and Rift Valley fever (RVF) in Tunisia. The objective was to assess the potential need to develop a dual, recombinant PPR-RVF vaccine and how such a vaccine might be utilized in Tunisia. An overall PPR seroprevalence of 7.45% was determined, a finding supported by the high specificity (99.4%) and sensitivity (94.5%) of the ELISA used. On assessment of the diversity and density of mosquitoes in the sampling area, four species of RVF-vectors of the genus Aedes and Culex were identitied. However, no serological evidence of RVF was found despite the use of a highly sensitive ELISA (99-100%).Larger scale investigations are underway to confirm these findings and the continuation of the emergency vaccination program against these two diseases remains valid. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Peste des petits ruminants, Virose, Virus peste petits ruminants, Virus de la fièvre de la vallée du Rift, Ruminant, Immunologie, Vaccin, Vecteur de maladie, Anopheles, Culex, Aedes

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Tunisie

Mots-clés complémentaires : Fièvre de la Vallée du Rift

Classification Agris : L73 - Animal diseases

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2005-2013) - Santé animale et maladies émergentes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Ayari-Fakhfakh Saïda Emna, Institut Pasteur de Tunis (TUN)
  • Ghram Abdeljelil, Institut Pasteur de Tunis (TUN)
  • Bouattour Ali, Institut Pasteur de Tunis (TUN)
  • Larbi Imen, Institut Pasteur de Tunis (TUN)
  • Gribâa-Dridi Latifa, Institut Pasteur de Tunis (TUN)
  • Kwiatek Olivier, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR CMAEE (FRA)
  • Bouloy Michèle, Institut Pasteur (FRA)
  • Libeau Geneviève, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR CMAEE (FRA)
  • Albina Emmanuel, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR CMAEE (FRA)
  • Cetre-Sossah Catherine, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR CMAEE (FRA)

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