Revista de Salud Animal
versão ISSN 0253-570X
DIAZ DE ARCE, Heidy et al. PORCINE PARVOVIRUS INFECTIONS IN CUBA. Rev Salud Anim. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.3, pp. 176-179. ISSN 0253-570X.
To obtain information about the porcine parvovirus (PPV) infection status of pigs in Cuba, tissue samples collected from ill pigs were evaluated using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The PCR analysis showed the presence of PPV in 12 of the 34 (35.3%) field clinical samples assessed. Pigs from three of the seven swine herds of six different geographic regions were detected to be positive for PPV. A field PPV strain was isolated for the first time in the country. A swine herd showed 57 of 60 sera sampled (95%) positive for PPV specific antibodies by a commercial ELISA. This study is the first report of PPV infecting pigs in Cuban swine herds.
Palavras-chave : porcine parvovirus; polymerase chain reaction.