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First genetic characterization of peste des petits ruminants virus from Mongolia

Authors
  • Shatar, Munkhduuren1
  • Khanui, Buyantogtokh1
  • Purevtseren, Dulam1
  • Khishgee, Bodisaikhan1
  • Loitsch, Angelika2
  • Unger, Hermann3
  • Settypalli, Tirumala B. K.3
  • Cattoli, Giovanni3
  • Damdinjav, Batchuluun1
  • Dundon, William G.3, 4
  • 1 State Central Veterinary Laboratory, Khan-Uul district, Ulaanbaatar, 17024, Mongolia , Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
  • 2 Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Institute for Veterinary Disease Control, Mödling, Austria , Mödling (Austria)
  • 3 International Atomic Energy Agency, Animal Production and Health Laboratory, Joint FAO, IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Wagramer Strasse 5, Vienna, 1400, Austria , Vienna (Austria)
  • 4 IAEA Laboratories, APHL Joint FAO/IAEA Division, Seibersdorf, 2444, Austria , Seibersdorf (Austria)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Virology
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jun 30, 2017
Volume
162
Issue
10
Pages
3157–3160
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00705-017-3456-4
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Between August and September 2016 pathological samples were collected from sheep and goats following suspected peste des petits ruminants (PPR) outbreaks in western Mongolia. RT-PCR followed by sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of the samples confirmed the presence of a PPR virus belonging to lineage IV. A full genome analysis of the viral RNA from one of the samples revealed a high similarity (99.0-99.5%) with PPR viruses currently circulating in China (2013-2015) indicating a common origin. This is the first genetic characterization of PPR virus in Mongolia and the data generated will have important implications for control and management of the disease in the region.

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