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Arch Virol. 2013 Jan;158(1):281-2. doi: 10.1007/s00705-012-1456-y. Epub 2012 Aug 29.

Porcine kobuvirus in wild boars (Sus scrofa).

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Regional Laboratory of Virology, National Reference Laboratory of Gastroenteric Viruses, ÁNTSZ Regional Institute of State Public Health Service, Szabadság út 7., 7623, Pécs, Hungary. reuter.gabor@ddr.antsz.hu

Abstract

Fecal samples (N = 10) from 6- to 8-week-old wild boar piglets (Sus scrofa), collected from an animal park in Hungary in April 2011, were analyzed using viral metagenomics and complete genome sequencing. Kobuvirus (genus Kobuvirus, family Picornaviridae) was detected in all (100 %) specimens, with the closest nucleotide (89 %) and amino acid (94 %) sequence identity of the strain wild boar/WB1-HUN/2011/HUN (JX177612) to the prototype porcine kobuvirus S-1-HUN (EU787450). This study suggests that genetically highly similar (practically the same geno-/serotype) porcine kobuvirus circulate in wild boars, the wildlife counterparts of domestic pigs. Wild boars could be an important host and reservoir for kobuvirus.

PMID:
22926717
PMCID:
PMC3541462
DOI:
10.1007/s00705-012-1456-y
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