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Detection and genetic characterization of a novel parvovirus distantly related to human bufavirus in domestic pigs
- Hargitai, Renáta, Pankovics, Péter, Kertész, Attila Mihály, Bíró, Hunor, Boros, Ákos, Phan, Tung Gia, Delwart, Eric, Reuter, Gábor
- Archives of virology 2016 v.161 no.4 pp. 1033-1037
- Protoparvovirus, etiology, farms, feces, humans, metagenomics, polymerase chain reaction, swine, Hungary
- In this study, a novel parvovirus (strain swine/Zsana3/2013/HUN, KT965075) was detected in domestic pigs and genetically characterized by viral metagenomics and PCR methods. The novel parvovirus was distantly related to the human bufaviruses and was detected in 19 (90.5 %) of the 21 and five (33.3 %) of the 15 faecal samples collected from animals with and without cases of posterior paraplegia of unknown etiology from five affected farms and one control farm in Hungary, respectively. Swine/Zsana3/2013/HUN is highly prevalent in domestic pigs and potentially represents a novel parvovirus species in the subfamily Parvovirinae.