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Severe Infection of Wild-Caught Snakes with Spirometra erinaceieuropaei From Food Markets in Guangzhou, China Involves a Risk for Zoonotic Sparganosis
The study revealed the potential risk for the zoonotic sparganosis by eating wild-caught snakes and will be helpful in arousing public health concern about the consumption of snake meat. Expand
Spirometra (Pseudophyllidea, Diphyllobothriidae) Severely Infecting Wild-Caught Snakes from Food Markets in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Guangdong, China: Implications for Public Health
Spirometra severely infected snakes in food markets in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, implying that eating snakes has great health risk and improper cooking methods may increase the risk of Spirometra infection in humans in China. Expand
Captive breeding of pangolins: current status, problems and future prospects
The status and existing problems in captive breeding of pangolins are reviewed, including four aspects, the naturalistic habitat, dietary husbandry, reproduction and disease control, and some recommendations are presented for effective captive breeding and protection of pangsolins. Expand
Genetic characterization of two novel megriviruses in geese.
The present work contributes to the understanding of unique features and phylogeny of megrivirus, demonstrating an equal genetic separation of the capsid region among W18, DMV and melegrivirus A. Expand
Molecular characterization of a duck hepatitis virus 3-like astrovirus.
Findings provide evidence that recombination events may have occurred during evolution of the avastroviruses and support the view that genomic analysis is required for classification of the Avastrovirus species. Expand
Genetic characterization of a novel duck-origin picornavirus with six 2A proteins.
A novel virus detected from diseased ducks and completely determined could be considered as the founding member of a novel picornavirus genus that is tentatively named 'Aalivirus', with 'A alivirus A' as the type species. Expand
Spillover of Newcastle disease viruses from poultry to wild birds in Guangdong province, southern China.
  • Bin Xiang, Lujie Han, +6 authors T. Ren
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of…
  • 1 November 2017
It is suggested that wild birds could disseminate NDV and poultry-derived viruses may spillover to wild birds, and vaccine development and poultry management strategies should be considered to prevent future NDV outbreaks. Expand
Complete genome sequence of a novel avastrovirus in goose
Phylogenetic analysis based on the amino acid sequence of the full-length ORF2 demonstrated that FLX was highly divergent from all other avastroviruses, suggesting that it can be classified as a member of a novel species in the genus Avastrovirus. Expand
Complete sequence of a novel duck astrovirus
A duck astrovirus isolate CPH (DAstV/CPH) detected from newly hatched ducklings was sequenced, and analysis based on a portion of the ORF1b region indicated that DAstV /CPH was more closely related to the common-teal-origin astrov virus MPK514 than to the CAstv/GA2011-like viruses. Expand
Genetic characterization of a novel astrovirus in Pekin ducks.
Sequence identity and phylogenetic analyses based on the amino acid sequences of the three open reading frames (ORFs) clearly demonstrated that DAstV-4 was highly divergent from all other avastroviruses, suggesting DAstv-4 may represent an additionalAvastrovirus species although the taxonomic relationship of DAst V-4 to DAStV-3 remains to be resolved. Expand