Group B and C porcine rotaviruses identified for the first time in South Africa

Annelise Geyer*, Teboga Sebata, Ina Peenze, A. D. Steele

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Abstract

The incidence of rotavirus at a pig farm in Gauteng was determined by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE). Faecal specimens were collected from 172 litters over a 6-month period. Rotavirus was detected in 37.8 % of piglets exhibiting signs of scouring. When these PAGE patterns were examined, 84.6 % group A, 4.6 % group B and 10.8 % group C rotaviruses were observed. A few specimens subsequently collected from other farms in the Gauteng, North-West and Northern Provinces also contained group B and C electropherotypes. This is the first report of group B and group C rotaviruses in the South African pig population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-116
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the South African Veterinary Association
Volume67
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1996

Keywords

  • Group B
  • Group C
  • Porcine
  • Rotavirus

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