Marvin A. Ssemadaali

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Currently available commercial vaccines against porcine circovirus strain 2 (PCV2) solely target the PCV2a genotype. While PCV2 vaccines are highly effective in preventing clinical signs, PCV2b has dominated over the PCV2a genotype in prevalence, corresponding with the introduction of PCV2a vaccines. A recently emerged PCV2b recombinant with an additional(More)
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the etiological agent of post- weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome (PMWS), an economically important disease of swine. Severe wasting and lymphadenopathy are typical signs of PMWS. Effective vaccines against PCV2 and reliable diagnostic tests are available. Since PCV2's discovery in the mid-90s and the introduction of(More)
Torque Teno Viruses (TTVs) are ubiquitous viruses which are highly prevalent in several mammalian species. Human TTV's are epidemiologically associated with several human disease conditions such as respiratory illnesses, auto-immune disorders and hepatitis. Recently it was found that swine TTV's (TTSuVs) can act as primary pathogens. The common occurrence(More)
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