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Of the 40% of the pigs that were antibody negative, 10% were genome positive; possible explanations are that serum samples were taken either from acutely infected animals before induction of a detectable antibody response or from persistently infected animals lacking a specific humoral immune response due to a specifically acquired immunotolerance, a well-known consequence of intrauterine pestivirus infections
Immunohistochemical diagnosis of pestivirus infections
associated with bovine and ovine abortion and perinatal death.
The extreme severity of the disease in the Cerdanya-Alt Urgell and Cadi Reserves is unprecedented in pestivirus infections
in wild ruminants (11).