Seroprevalance of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Goitered Gazelle (Gazelle subgutturosa subgutturosa) in Turkey

GÜR S., Albayrak H.

JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE DISEASES, vol.46, no.2, pp.673-677, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.673-677
  • Keywords: C-ELISA, Gazella subgatturosa, PPRV, seroprevalance, VNT, VIRUS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, MORBILLIVIRUS, INFECTION, RANGE, SHEEP
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Gazella subgatturasa subgutturosa (goitered gazelle) is a native species of Anatolia. Because of the risk of extinction, captured gazelles have been taken under protection in a restricted area at the Ceylanpmar state farm, Southeast Anatolia, Turkey. Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) infection had been detected previously in domestic ruminant species in this region, like in many other parts of Turkey. In this study, serum samples from S2 goitered gazelle were tested using competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (c-ELISA). Based on the test results, PP R specific antibodies were detected in 10 gazelles (12%). All c-ELISA-positive sera were confirmed by virus neutralization test.