Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Retrospective study on Porcine circovirus-2 by nested pcr and real time pcr in archived tissues from 1978 in Brazil

Miquelitto Figueira da Silva, FernandaSilva Júnior, AbelardoFernandes de Oliveira Peternelli, EthelWinter Viana, ViníciusChiarelli Neto, OrlandoLopes Rangel Fietto, JulianaIzabel Vargas, MarleneAugusto Nero, LuísRogéria de Almeida, Márcia

Porcine circovirus-2 (PCV-2) infection is currently considered an important disease of swine. The pathogenic agent was first described in Brazil in 2000. This study detected the PCV-2 DNA in four Brazilian pig tissues collected between 1978 and 1979. This observation is the oldest description of this virus in Brazil.

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