Also known as Bovine malignant catarrh
Malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) is an infectious systemic disease that affects mainly cattle and deer. The disease occurs sporadically in cattle and is typically acute and fatal. Occasionally animals may experience mild infections with evidence of recovery. Clinical signs range from mucopurulent discharge from the eyes, nose and mouth, bilateral corneal opacity, mucosal erosions, swollen lymph nodes, lameness, and neurological signs (trembling, stupor, aggressiveness, and convulsions) to sudden death, fever and depression.
MCF is caused by gammaherpesvirus of the Macavirus genus, transmitted from sheep and wIldebeest (ovine herpesvirus-2 and alcelaphine herpesvirus-1). MCF is transmitted only from carriers to clinically susceptible animals; affected animals do not transmit the virus. Recrudescence of latent Infection can occur in previously infected animals which survived.
Diagnosis is supported by the history of sporadic infection, clinical signs, supportive histopathology and virus detection.
Days of the week test is conducted
Up to 5 days
Malignant catarrhal fever virus real time PCR
EDTA blood (purple top tube)
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2-3 working days
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