Transplacental Transmission of Bluetongue Virus 8 in Cattle, UK

  title={Transplacental Transmission of Bluetongue Virus 8 in Cattle, UK},
  author={Karin E. Darpel and Carrie Anne Batten and Eva Veronesi and Susanna M. Williamson and Peter Anderson and Mike Dennison and Stuart Clifford and Ciaran Smith and Lucy Philips and Cornelia A Bidewell and Katarzyna Bachanek-Bankowska and Anna Kathryn Sanders and Abid Bin-Tarif and Anthony James Wilson and Simon Gubbins and Peter P. C. Mertens and Christopher A. L. Oura and Philip Scott Mellor},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To determine whether transplacental transmission could explain overwintering of bluetongue virus in the United Kingdom, we studied calves born to dams naturally infected during pregnancy in 2007-08. Approximately 33% were infected transplacentally; some had compromised health. In all infected calves, viral load decreased after birth; no evidence of persistent infection was found. 

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