Transmission of a pestivirus infection in a population of Pyrenean chamois.

  title={Transmission of a pestivirus infection in a population of Pyrenean chamois.},
  author={Maryline Pioz and Anne Loison and Philippe Gibert and Dominique Dubray and Pierre Menaut and Bertrand Le Tallec and Marc Artois and Emmanuelle Gilot-Fromont},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={119 1},
Outbreaks of a previously unrecorded disease have recently affected Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica pyrenaica) populations across the mountain range. A pestivirus was hypothesized to be the cause of this emerging disease and this type of virus can cross the species barrier and be transmitted to or from wildlife. Using an epidemiological survey conducted from 1995 to 2004 at Orlu, France, we characterized the virus and analyzed its transmission. A phylogenetic analysis of viral sequences… CONTINUE READING
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