Filter paper confetti in a serological rift valley fever survey

A. Jouan, I. Coulibaly, P. Lena, J. L. Sarthou, B. Leguenno, J. Meegan, T. Ksiazek

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In order to collect epidemiological data about the Rift Valley fever epidemic in Mauritania, we decided to use the filter paper method. The mean recovery level of specific antibodies from filter paper, tested using an immunoenzymatic method, is around one fourth. Taking the mean h{high symbol}matocrit into account, we estimated the extract square with a 1/300 dilution. This method was very useful for epidemiological studies, we observed few patient refusals, but it is necessary to know the exact specificity of the antibodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalResearch in Virology
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Epidemiology, Serodiagnosis, Confetti method
  • RVF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Virology


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