Evidence of possible vertical transmission of duck circovirus.

  title={Evidence of possible vertical transmission of duck circovirus.},
  author={Zhiguo Li and Xin Wang and Ruihua Zhang and Junhao Chen and Linlin Xia and Shaoli Lin and Zhijing Xie and Shijin Jiang},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={174 1-2},
To test the hypothesis that duck circovirus (DuCV) may be vertically transmitted from infected breeder ducks to their ducklings, we investigated 120 newly hatched ducklings, 30 dead duck embryos and 80 non-embryonated duck eggs with the duplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR). DuCV DNA was present in 15 newly hatched ducklings, 4 duck embryos and 3 non… CONTINUE READING