We isolated two pseudorabies virus (PRV) isolates (designated OT-1 and OT-2) from two hunting dogs exhibiting neurological manifestations after eating the flesh of wild boar hunted in Oita prefecture, Kyushu Island, Japan. The isolates corresponded to a previously reported PRV (MY-1 strain) isolated from a hunting dog in neighboring Miyazaki prefecture, and it clustered into genotype II based on the glycoprotein C sequence. Our results suggest that this common PRV strain may have been maintained in wild boars on Kyushu Island even though domestic pigs in this area have attained an Aujeszky’s disease-free status.
#pseudorabies virus infection in hunting dogs in Oita, Japan: report from a prefecture free from Aujeszky’s disease in domestic pigs. The results suggest that this common PRV strain may have been maintained in wild boars on Kyushu Island https://t.co/W2k431vqhW