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Pestivirus (redirected from Pestivirus infections)
A genus of viruses (family Flaviviridae) composed of the hog cholera virus and related viruses.
[L. pestis, plague, + virus]
a genus in the family Flaviviridae
. Four different species or genotypes have been identified in the genus: bovine virus diarrhea virus (BVDV) types I and II, classical swine fever virus (CSFV), and border disease virus (BDV). Isolates from border disease predominantly fall within the BDV genotype, but sheep and goat isolates also fall in the BVDV genotypes.
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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).