Detection of Circovirus in Foxes with Meningoencephalitis, United Kingdom, 2009-2013

S Bexton, Lidewij Wiersma, Sarah Getu, Peter van Run, Georges Verjans, Debby van Eck - Schipper, Claudia Schapendonk, Rogier Bodewes, L Oldroyd, Bart Haagmans, Marion Koopmans, Saskia Smits

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A fox circovirus was identified in serum samples from foxes with unexplained neurologic signs by using viral metagenomics. Fox circovirus nucleic acid was localized in histological lesions of the cerebrum by in situ hybridization. Viruses from the family Circoviridae may have neurologic tropism more commonly than previously anticipated.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1205-1208
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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