Epidemiology bovine poxviruse in the Espírito Santo State, Brazil
Keywords:Epidemiology, Bovine poxviruses, Orthopoxvirus
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the epidemiological data of bovine poxviruses in the State of Espírito Santo during the years 2002 to 2005. The sample consisted of 28 properties that produce cow's milk in 08 cities from the South of the State, in wich were present cases of bonive pustulo-vesicular disease between 2002 august to 2005 may. The bovine disease was found in 10,2% to 100% of the properties with a mean of 52,7%. Throughout virus isolation techniques and PCR of the Timidin Kinase gene, an Orthopoxivirus was identified as the etiological agent of the bovine viruses. All the properties reported economic losts related to a decrease in milk production. The bovine poxviruses assumed an epidemic feature in the South of the State of Espírito Santo promoting a big economic impact and representing an important public health worry as an occupational zoonosis mainly for the milkers. Thus, based on the obtained data, policy and sanitary statements, and educational strategies, were applied in the properties in order to stop the disease dissemination over the neighbor cities.
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Donatele, D. M., Travassos, C. E. P. F., Leite, J. de A., & Kroon, E. G. (2007). Epidemiology bovine poxviruse in the Espírito Santo State, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 44(4), 275-282. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2007.26628
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