Molecular epidemiology of a large classical swine fever epidemic in the European Union in 1997-1998.

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A big epidemic of classical swine fever (CSF) occurred in the European Community in 1997. The first case was reported at the beginning of January 1997 from Germany. The disease presumably spread to the Netherlands, and from there to Italy, Spain and eventually to Belgium. About 30 isolates from these outbreaks were analysed by comparison of the nucleotide sequence data generated from fragments of both the E2 glycoprotein gene (190 nucleotides) and from the 5’-nontranslated region (5’-NTR; 150 nucleotides). By combining epidemiological data with genetic typing, it was found that the outbreak…

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