Direct evidence for natural transmission of small-ruminant lentiviruses of subtype A4 from goats to sheep and vice versa.

@article{Shah2004DirectEF,
  title={Direct evidence for natural transmission of small-ruminant lentiviruses of subtype A4 from goats to sheep and vice versa.},
  author={Cyril A Shah and Jon B. Huder and J{\"u}rg B{\"o}ni and Marietta Sch{\"o}nmann and Janine M{\"u}hlherr and H. -M. Lutz and J{\"o}rg Sch{\"u}pbach},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={2004},
  volume={78 14},
  pages={7518-22}
}
Small-ruminant lentiviruses (SRLV), which include the caprine arthritis-encephalitis and the maedi-visna virus, cause persistent inflammatory infections in goats and sheep. SRLV are mainly transmitted from mother to offspring through milk. Transmission after prolonged contact between adult animals has also been observed. The observation that certain SRLV subtypes are found in both goats and sheep suggests that interspecies transmission has occurred on several occasions in the past. We… CONTINUE READING

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