Pseudorabies in farmed foxes fed pig offal in Shandong province, China

Pseudorabies in farmed foxes fed pig offal in Shandong province, China Pseudorabies (PR, Aujeszky’s disease) is an acute, highly contagious viral disease resulting in major economic losses to the swine industry. PR is endemic in wild and domestic animals, although its natural host is the pig. Here, we report an outbreak of PR in foxes on a fur-producing farm in Yuncheng county, Shandong, China, that were fed pig offal. The diagnosis of PR was based on nervous signs and standard PCR methods and by isolation of PRV from fox brain tissue in Vero cells. The diagnosis was confirmed by an indirect immunofluorescence assay and electron microscopy. Phylogenetic analysis of a partial (804 nt) viral glycoprotein gC gene sequence indicated that it was likely to be a field strain closely related to a cluster of PRV previously identified in China. Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Pseudorabies in farmed foxes fed pig offal in Shandong province, China

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Biomedicine; Virology; Medical Microbiology; Infectious Diseases
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