Seroprevalence of Japanese encephalitis virus using competitive enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (C-ELISA) in pigs in East Sumba, Indonesia
Japanese Encephalitis (JE), a vector-borne zoonotic
viral disease, is mostly prevalent in Asian countries.
The objective of this study was to investigate the
occurence of JE virus (JEV) among pigs in East
Sumba, Indonesia. Blood samples (n=52) were
randomly collected from 52 apparantly healthy pigs
where pig population was high in East Sumba. The
samples were subjected for seroprevalence study for
the presence of antibodies against JEV using
competitive enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (C-
ELISA). Results showed that 53% (n=28/52) blood
samples from the pigs contained antibodies against
JEV. This finding is suggestive that the JEV is
circulating among pig population in East Sumba,
Indonesia. The data may help in designing control
strategies of the JEV in the East Sumba, Indonesia.
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