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Virologica Sinica, 04 (1) : 76, 1989
Isolation of a Virus of Epidemic Hemorrhagic Fever from Lung Tissue of Dogs
Institute of military Medicine Nanjing Commang PLA Nanjing
During Dec 1984 and 1985, lungs of 78 dogs collected from EHF endemic areas in Anhui Province were detected for EHF antigen by IFAT, 5 were positive, the positivity rates were 6.4%. Two strains of EHFV were isolated from EHF antigen-positive lung tissue.These results indicate that dogs can naturally be infected by EHFV.Since dogs have the habits of eating mice and contact closely with human, its role in the transmitting of EHF is worth further study.
Key Words: EHFV;  dog;  IFAT
  Published online: 5 Mar 1989
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