J Vet Sci.  2013 Sep;14(3):363-365. 10.4142/jvs.2013.14.3.363.

Emergence of virulent pseudorabies virus infection in Northern China

Affiliations
  • 1Laboratory of Porcine Viral Diseases, China National Research Center for Veterinary Medicine, Luoyang 471003, China. wurui1977@163.com
  • 2Pulike Biological Engineering, Inc., Luoyang 471003, China.

Abstract

Our investigation was conducted in order to verify a recent severe epidemic at several swine farms in northern China that indicated a newly emerging disease. Evidence confirmed that the epidemic was caused by a virulent Pseudorabies virus infection in swine herds.

Keyword

fatal infection; Northern China; pseudorabies virus; swine

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Animals
China/epidemiology
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/veterinary
Epidemics/*veterinary
Herpesvirus 1, Suid/classification/*isolation & purification/*pathogenicity
Pseudorabies/*epidemiology/mortality/pathology/virology
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction/veterinary
Sequence Analysis, DNA/veterinary
Swine
Swine Diseases/*epidemiology/mortality/pathology/virology
Vaccination/adverse effects/veterinary
Virulence
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