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Biologic, Antigenic, and Full-Length Genomic Characterization of a Bovine-Like Coronavirus Isolated from a Giraffe

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Abstract: Coronaviruses (CoVs) possess large RNA genomes and exist as quasispecies, which increases the possibility of adaptive mutations and interspecies transmission. Recently, CoVs were recognized as important...

Author(s): Mustafa Hasoksuz, Konstantin Alekseev, Anastasia Vlasova, Xinsheng Zhang, David Spiro, Rebecca Halpin, Shiliang Wang, Elodie Ghedin, and Linda J. Saif
Year: 2007
Journal: Journal of Virology
Page Numbers: 4981-4990
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Whole genome sequence analyses of three African bovine rotaviruses reveal that they emerged through multiple reassortment events between rotaviruses from different mammalian species

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Abstract: Animal-to-human interspecies transmission is one of the evolutionary mechanisms driving rotavirus strain diversity in humans. Although quite a few studies emanating from Africa revealed evidence of bovine-to-human...

Author(s): Khuzwayo C. Jere, Luwanika Mlera, Hester G. O’Neill, Ina Peenze, Alberdina A. van Dijk
Year: 2012
Journal: Journal of Veterinary Microbiology
Page Numbers: 245-250
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Are we prepared for emerging and re-emerging diseases? Experience and lessons from epidemics that occurred in Tanzania during the last five decades

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Abstract: This paper reviews preparedness for containing and controlling emerging and re-emerging diseases drawing lessons from disease events that occurred in animal and human populations in the last five decades...

Author(s): Erson D. Karimuribo, Leonard E.G. Mboera, Erasto Mbugi, Azma Simba, Fredrick M. Kivaria, Peter Mmbuji and Mark M. Rweyemamu
Year: 2011
Journal: Tanzania Journal of Health Research
Page Numbers: 1-14
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Experimental Infection of Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) With SAT-1 and SAT-2 Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus

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Abstract: The potential role of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) in the epidemiology and spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) SAT types was investigated by experimental infection and detection of virus in excretions...

Author(s): W. Vosloo, S. P. Swanepoel, M. Bauman, B. Botha, J. J. Esterhuysen, C. I. Boshoff, D. F. Keet, A. Dekker
Year: 2011
Journal: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Page Numbers: 173-178
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Fatal Herpesvirus Encephalitis in a Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)

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Abstract: Fatal meningoencephalitis caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was diagnosed in a reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulate). The giraffe died following a history of stumbling, incoordination,...

Author(s): M. J. Hoenerhoff, E. B. Janovitz, L. K. Richman, D. A Murphy, T. C. Butler, M. Kiupel
Year: 2006
Journal: Veterinary Pathology Online
Page Numbers: 1-5
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Complete genomic sequence analyses of the first group A giraffe rotavirus reveals close evolutionary relationship with rotaviruses infecting other members of the Artiodactyla.

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Abstract: Group A Rotaviruses (RVA) have been established as significant contributory agents of acute gastroenteritis in young children and many animal species. In 2008, we described the first RVA strain detected...

Author(s): Helen O’Shea, Emily Mulherin, Jelle Matthijnssens, Matthew McCusker, P. J. Collins, Olivia Cashman, Lynda Gunn, Marijke E. Beltman and Séamus Fanning
Year: 2014
Journal: Veterinary Microbiology
Page Numbers: 151-156
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Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency-like syndrome in giraffe

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Abstract: Studies were conducted on four giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) with diarrhea and three clinically healthy ones. The feces from both healthy and sick animals were examined to determine amylase, lipase...

Author(s): Roman LechowskI, Jan Pisarski, Jerzy Gosławski and Maciej Lenarcik
Year: 1991
Journal: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Page Numbers: 728-730
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Detection and characterisation of papillomavirus in skin lesions of giraffe and sable antelope in South Africa

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Abstract: Papillomavirus was detected electron microscopically in cutaneous fibropapillomas of a giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and a sable antelope (Hippotragus niger). The virus particles measured 45 nm in diameter....

Author(s): E. van Dyk, A-M Bosman, E. van Wilpe, J. H. Williams, R. G. Bengis, J. van Heerden and E. H. Venter
Year: 2011
Journal: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
Page Numbers: 80–85
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Equine Herpesvirus Type 9 in Giraffe with Encephalitis

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Abstract: Herpesviruses have been isolated from many mammals. Herpesvirus infection in natural hosts is often mild and is usually followed by a latent infection; however, cross-species herpesvirus infections cause...

Author(s): Samy Kasem, Souichi Yamada, Matti Kiupel, Mary Woodruff, Kenji Ohya and Hideto Fukushi
Year: 2008
Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Page Numbers: 1948-9
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The role of African buffalos (Syncerus caffer) in the maintenance of foot-and-mouth disease in Uganda

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Abstract: Background: To study the role of African buffalos (Syncerus caffer) in the maintenance of foot-and-mouth disease in Uganda, serum samples were collected from 207 African buffalos, 21 impalas (Aepyceros...

Author(s): Chrisostom Ayebazibwe, Frank N Mwiine, Kirsten Tjørnehøj, Sheila N Balinda, Vincent B Muwanika, Anna R Ademun Okurut, Graham J Belsham, Preben Normann, Hans R Siegismund, Soren Alexandersen
Year: 2010
Journal: Journal: BMC Veterinary Research
Page Numbers: 1-13