Emergence of a highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in the Mid-Eastern region of China.

@article{Li2007EmergenceOA,
  title={Emergence of a highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in the Mid-Eastern region of China.},
  author={Yu ‐ Feng Li and Xinglong Wang and Kuntao Bo and Xianwei Wang and Bo Tang and Baoshou Yang and Wenming Jiang and Ping Jiang},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={174 3},
  pages={577-84}
}
Herds of pigs in the Mid-Eastern region of China have experienced recent outbreaks of a severe form of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) characterised by high fever and morbidity and mortality in animals of different ages. Eighty-one herds were diagnosed with PRRS virus (PRRSV) infection from June to December 2006 on the basis of clinical signs, pathological findings and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Twenty strains of PRRSV were isolated from 20… CONTINUE READING
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