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The emergence of new pathogens requires a constant development of our diagnostic services. Therefore, our institute has had its serological detection method for West Nile virus in birds and horses successfully verified by a ring test of the national reference laboratory of the Friedrich-Löffler-Institute.

Test successfully passed!

The Institute of Virology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig has successfully participated in the national West Nile Virus (WNV) Serology Ring Test 2020 of the Friedrich-Löffler-Institute. With this test we can determine the antibody status of horses and birds.