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Archives of Virology

, 152:989 | Cite as

Picobirnavirus (PBV) natural hosts in captivity and virus excretion pattern in infected animals

  • G. Masachessi
  • L. C. Martínez
  • M. O. Giordano
  • P. A. Barril
  • B. M. Isa
  • L. Ferreyra
  • D. Villareal
  • M. Carello
  • C. Asis
  • S. V. Nates
Article

Summary.

A picobirnavirus (PBV) analysis was carried out by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of 513 stool samples obtained from 150 animal species collected from the Córdoba city zoo. The purpose of the present study was to determine susceptible species for PBV infection, the viral excretion pattern in infected animals, and the potential association with PBV diarrheic illness.

Our findings suggest that PBVs are widespread in animals and could have a similar excretion behavior to that previously detected in infected humans. No disease association with PBV infection could be demonstrated. Thus, infected animals could be persistently infected asymptomatic carriers and could serve as reservoirs of infection.

Keywords

Fecal Sample Collective Corral Enteric Virus Zoological Park Giant Anteater 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Masachessi
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. C. Martínez
    • 1
  • M. O. Giordano
    • 1
  • P. A. Barril
    • 1
    • 3
  • B. M. Isa
    • 1
  • L. Ferreyra
    • 1
  • D. Villareal
    • 4
  • M. Carello
    • 4
  • C. Asis
    • 4
  • S. V. Nates
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Virología “Dr. J. M. Vanella” Facultad de Ciencias MédicasUniversidad Nacional de CórdobaCórdobaArgentina
  2. 2.Agencia Córdoba Ciencia/Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)CórdobaArgentina
  3. 3.Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)CórdobaArgentina
  4. 4.Jardín Zoológico de CórdobaCórdobaArgentina

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