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Prevalence of porcine circovirus-like agent P1 in Jiangsu, China

Libin Wen1, Kongwang He1*, Hanchun Yang2, Zhengyu Yu1, Aihua Mao1, Shulin Zhong1, Yanxiu Ni1, Xuehan Zhang1, Bin Li1, Xiaomin Wang1, Junming Zhou1, Rongli Guo1, Lixin Lv1 and Jieyuan Jiang1

Author Affiliations

1 Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences·Key Laboratory of Veterinary Biological Engineering and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture·National Center for Engineering Research of Veterinary Bio-products, Nanjing210014, China

2 College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100094, China

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Virology Journal 2011, 8:543  doi:10.1186/1743-422X-8-543

Published: 15 December 2011


Recently, we identified a novel porcine circovirus type 2-like agent P1 isolate from swine. The present study represents the first survey of P1 prevalence in swine herds from Jiangsu, China, by using PCR targeting the complete genome of P1. Prevalences of 50% and 19% were found among 6 herds and 248 animals, respectively. The results indicate a high prevalence of P1 in China pig populations.

Porcine circovirus type 2-like agent P1; Prevalence; PCR; China