Environmental air sampling to detect exotic Newcastle disease virus in two California commercial poultry flocks

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Abstract

The 2002-2003 Exotic Newcastle Disease (END) outbreak in Southern California poultry provided an opportunity to evaluate environmental air sampling as an efficient and cost-effective means of sampling flocks for detection of a circulating virus. Exotic Newcastle Disease virus was detected by real-time reverse transcriptase PCR from air samples collected using a wetted-wall cyclone-style air sampler placed within 2 m of birds in 2 commercial flocks suspected of being naturally exposed to END virus during the outbreak. Exotic Newcastle Disease virus was detected after 2 hours of air sampling the poultry-house environments of the 2 naturally infected flocks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-200
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Volume17
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2005

Keywords

  • Air sampler
  • Environmental sampling
  • Exotic Newcastle Disease Virus
  • RT-PCR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • veterinary(all)

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