RE: parvo virus controls

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From:"Smith, Billie" <> (by way of histonet)
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The strain of Parvovirus (B19) that infects humans is not the same strain
found in other species.  Reference:  Textbook of Pediatric Infectious
Diseases, Ed 4, Vol 2 by Ralph D. Feigin, M.D., pg 1621.  I doubt that the
monoclonal antibodies to B19 would cross react to the parvoviruses found in
veterinary tissues.  As stated by another netter B19 is most often seen in
bone marrow, but B19 infection during pregnancy can contribute to fetal
demise.  Our control comes from  placenta and fetal liver from a
consultation from another institution.  We can spare a few slides, but not a
block since it is requested regularly at our institution.

Billie Smith
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas
From: Gayle Callis
To: histonet
Subject: parvo virus controls
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 1998 9:57AM

You should try and access positive Parvo controls from a veterinary
diagnostic laboratory in your area.  Hopefully, one will come forward
with blocks for you.

Parvo virus infects small animals, dogs, cats, some marine mammals, with
(more than often) lethal results.

Gayle Callis

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