Detection of antibodies to the agent of tick-borne fever by indirect immunofluorescence

Edith Paxton, G.R Scott

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Abstract

Cytospin preparations of sheep granulocytes infected with Cytoecetes phagocytophila, the causative agent of tick-borne fever (TBF), enabled the development of an improved and reproducible indirect fluorescent antibody test to detect antibodies in the sera of sheep convalescing from TBF. The test was compared with counter-immunoelectrophoresis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-8
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1989

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Bacterial/analysis
  • Counterimmunoelectrophoresis
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Rickettsiaceae/immunology
  • Rickettsiaceae Infections/immunology
  • Rickettsiaceae Infections/veterinary
  • Sheep
  • Sheep Diseases/immunology

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