Transmission of encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) among pigs experimentally quantified.

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Two types of transmission experiments were performed to estimate the basic reproduction ratio R(0), indicating the level of encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) transmission among pigs. In a first experimental set-up with nine separate pairs, one randomly chosen piglet per pair was inoculated with a Belgian (myocardial) EMCV strain (B279/95, 10(3)TCID(50)/ml oronasally) and placed back into the pen. In the second experiment with two separate groups of five piglets, two piglets in each group were inoculated at the start. During the experiments, viraemia in blood and excretions was measured as w…

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