Rapid diagnosis of encephalomyocarditis virus infections in pigs using a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) is widespread and the economic losses caused by an EMCV outbreak in pig holdings and the similarity between a foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) and an EMCV infection in young piglets stress the need for a rapid, specific and broad diagnostic assay. An alternative to the time-consuming seroneutralisation assay, currently used for the characterisation of EMCV, is described. An EMCV specific reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), using primers located in a conserved region of the 3D gene of the viral genome, was developed and tested on 114…

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