Detection of porcine circovirus in rodents-Short communication

Márta Lorincz, Attila Cságola, Imre Biksi, Levente Szeredi, Ádám Dán, Tamás Tuboly

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Abstract

Porcine circoviruses (PCV) are present worldwide, infecting domestic pigs and wild boars alike. Studies under laboratory conditions indicated that PCV can be taken up by mice and the virus can replicate in these animals. The possible role of rodents in maintaining and transmitting PCV2 infection in the field has not been investigated yet. The present study reports the detection of PCV2, the pathogenic form of the virus, in mice and rats. A number of rodents, such as mice, rats and voles, were collected at PCV2-infected farms and also outside pig herds and tested for the presence of the virus by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The results indicated that PCV2 can be present both in mice and rats (65.0% and 23.8% positivity, respectively) on the infected premises, but those rodents that were collected outside pig farms remained negative for PCV2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-268
Number of pages4
JournalActa veterinaria Hungarica
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2010

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Keywords

  • PCV2
  • Reservoir
  • Rodents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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