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Survival of duck plague virus in water from Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota

February 12, 1982

An isolant of duck plague herpesvirus from the Lake Andes Refuge outbreak was seeded in raw and filter-decontaminated water from two locations on the refuge, held at 4 C, and assayed for infectivity intermittently over a period of 2 mo. From an initial level of about 105 PFU per ml, infectivity in the filtered samples uniformly dropped to about 104 PFU per ml. Infectivity in the raw samples declined much more rapidly; infectious virus remaining at the end of 2 mo (ca. 101 PFU per ml) was only about 0.01% of that originally seeded.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1982
Title Survival of duck plague virus in water from Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota
DOI 10.7589/0090-3558-18.4.437
Authors Ken Wolf, C.N. Burke
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Index ID 70208505
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Leetown Science Center