Orbivirus infections in collared peccaries (Tayassu tajacu) in southeastern Brazil

Priscilla Freitas Gerber, Grazielle C F Galinari, Adriana Cortez, Cátia D Paula, Zélia I P Lobato, Marcos B Heinemann

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We surveyed 49 free-living collared peccaries (Pecari tajacu) in Brazil for antibodies against bluetongue virus (BTV) and porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2). Antibodies against BTV were detected in 19/49 (39%) samples. All samples were negative for PCV2. The importance of antibodies to BTV in collared peccaries remains to be determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-2
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Viral
  • Artiodactyla
  • Bluetongue
  • Bluetongue virus
  • Brazil
  • Circoviridae Infections
  • Circovirus
  • Female
  • Male
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies


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