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Am J Vet Res. 1975 Oct;36(10):1473-6.

Recovery of transmissible gastroenteritis virus from chronically infected experimental pigs.

Abstract

Transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) virus was reisolated from pulmonary and intestinal tissues from 6 of 9 chronically infected experimental pigs (principals) necropsied 30 to 104 days after inoculation. Tissue homogenates (lung and small intestine) from the principals were prepared and inoculated into 3- to 5-day-old gnotobiotic pigs. The virus reisolated from the tissue homogenates produced a milder disease on 1st passage and a more severe disease on 2nd passage. The chronically infected experimental pigs (principals) developed serum-neutralization titers to TGE of 1:30 to 1:525. There appeared to be no relationship between serum titers and reisolation of TGE virus from the 9 principals. The persistence of virus in lung or intestine to 104 days indicates the recovered (or carrier) pig may be considered the primary source of TGE virus infection.

PMID:
171980
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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