Research reagents for the detection of antibodies in animal sera by ELISA. Each ELISA plate is coated with Epizootic Diarrhea of Infant Mice (EDIM) Rotavirus strain EW: a purified inactivated whole virus propagated in MA-104 Cells. Will cross react with other Group A rotavirus.
Mouse Rotavirus is a nonenveloped double stranded RNA virus of the family Reoviridae, genus Rotavirus. The virus is highly contagious and is transmitted through the fecal-oral route by exposure to contaminated dust, bedding, or infected mice. Mice are most susceptible to the virus from birth to 17 days of age, and the virus is spread through the feces for several days post infection. Pathological symptoms of Rotavirus infection are usually only seen in mice younger than 2 weeks of age. In these cases, the mice present with diarrhea, but morbidity is rare. Mouse rotavirus is only present in mice, although other rotaviruses have infected humans, rabbits, piglets, calves, and many other animals.
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