Comparative study of the pathogenic properties of a Belgian and a Greek encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) isolate for sows in gestation.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Thirteen conventional sows were inoculated between 61 and 92 days of gestation with a Belgium or a Greek EMCV isolate to investigate the difference in pathogenicity of both strains for sows in gestation. The Belgian EMCV strain was isolated from the offspring of a sow with productive failure and without myocardial lesions. The Greek strain was isolated from a 3-month-old pig with prominent myocardial lesions. The present study demonstrates a transplacental virus transmission with fetal death following an infection of the sows in gestation with both isolates. The fetal pathogenicity was more…

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