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Please note that these summaries have been written by persons within Merial and are intended as a guide to the content of the papers referred to and are not abstracts. In the interests of keeping the details short it is possible that not all areas covered by the original papers will be included in the relevant summary.
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Bulletin No. 16 - Fall 2003


There is a lot of information in this issue. Very briefly, PRRS virus (PRRSV) is confirmed to induce immunomodulation. Several papers have confirmed that CD8+ T lymphocytes play an important role in the defense against PRRSV.

PRRSV is also claimed to interfere with Swine influenza inactivated vaccines. This goes in the same direction as the previous findings of the same team (E. Thacker et al., ISU, Ames, IA) which showed an interference between PRRSV infection and M. hyo vaccination.

On the forefront of PCV2 research, among other topics under debate, the type of cell where the virus primarily replicates and the link between immuno-stimulation and PCV2 diseases are said to be still unknown.

ParasitologyFourth International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig diseasesMiscelleanousSixth International Congress of Veterinary Virology - Saint-Malo (France)VirologyBacterologyDermatology

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