They can enter the human body through the mouth, through broken skin, or through the nasal passages. When your doctor tests your blood, they can identify the type of antibodies and antigens that are in your blood sample, and identify the type of infection you have.
This is known as an autoimmune disorder. Serological testing is particularly helpful in the diagnosis of rickettsial and viral diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted feverinfluenza, measles, poliomyelitis, and yellow feveras well as of infectious mononucleosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
This study was aimed at evaluating some clinical and physical parameters of domestic pigeons, including the presence of antibodies to Amazon-endemic arboviruses.
Blood samples were converted to serum and tested using the haemagglutination inhibition HI technique with a panel of 19 antigens of arboviruses circulating in the Amazon. As a result, TaqMan probe based real-time PCR assay for the specific detection of genotypesand was developed.
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