Articolele autorului Mihai Alexandru Turcitu
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Genetic diversity of Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) in the Romanian wild boar population

In this study, we have analyzed 23 PCV2 ORF2 sequences recovered from wild boar population in Romania. The PCV2 sequences were originated from different geographical regions in Romania, and collected between 2008 and 2009 during the classical swine fever virus (CSFV) surveillance campaign. Complete open reading frame 2 (ORF2) nucleotide sequences were obtained and compared with sequences mainly from European and Asian isolates. The Romanian sequences

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Laboratory diagnosis of a human rabies case
Epidemiology of Rabies in South East Europe- Towards the Elimination of Rabies in Eurasia

Rabies remains endemic within a number of countries in Southeast Europe including Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. With the probable expansion of the European Union eastwards, it is likely that rabies elimination programs will be increased to reduce the burden of disease in new accession countries. A clear understanding of the epidemiology of the virus in this area of Europe is vital before such programs are introduced. With the exception of Turkey,

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First Reported Incursion of Highly Pathogenic Notifiable Avian Influenza A H5N1 Viruses from Clade 2.3.2 into European Poultry

This study reports the first incursion into European poultry of H5N1 highly pathogenic notifiable avian influenza A (HPNAI) viruses from clade 2.3.2 that affected domestic poultry and wild birds in Romania and Bulgaria, respectively. Previous occurrences in Europe of HPNAI H5N1 in these avian populations have involved exclusively viruses from clade 2.2. This represents the most westerly spread of clade 2.3.2 viruses, which have shown an apparently

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Molecular epidemiology of rabies virus in Romania provides evidence for a high degree of heterogeneity and virus diversity

Rabies has been present in Romania since antiquity and remains a continual threat to veterinary and public health. The current epizootic of rabies in Romania is fox mediated. However, little is known about the genetic diversity among rabies virus isolates from this part of the Balkan region. In this study, we analyzed a cohort of 64 rabies viruses isolated from infected animals in Romania collected between 2005 and 2008. Partial nucleoprotein sequence

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