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Volume 17, Number 4—April 2011


Animal Movement and Establishment of Vaccinia Virus Cantagalo Strain in Amazon Biome, Brazil

Jociane Cristina Quixabeira-Santos, Maria Luiza G. Medaglia, Caroline A. Pescador, and Clarissa R. DamasoComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (J. Quixabeira-Santos, M.L.G. Medaglia, C.R. Damaso); Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Brazil (J. Quixabeira-Santos, C.A. Pescador); Instituto de Defesa Agropecuária do Estado de Mato Grosso, Cuiabá (J. Quixabeira-Santos)

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Table 1

Results of testing PCR analysis and investigation of sick animals during outbreaks of vaccinia virus Cantagalo strain infection in the Amazon biome, Brazil, 2008–2010

Farm locations
No. farms tested/total no. farms*
No. sick animals/total no. animals Cohort†
Age <12 mo

Age 13–23 mo

Age >24 mo

Mato Grosso 12/21 26/535 28/491 0/579 0/412 277/1,611 0/510 331/4,138 331/2,637 (12.55)
Rondônia 11/35 117/1,287 95/1,823 0/1006 0/892 688/4,660 0/893 900/10,561 900/7,770
Total 23/56 143/1,822 123/2,314 0/1,585 0/1,304 965/6,271 0/1,403 1,231/14,699 1,231/10,407

*Of the 56 affected farms, 23 had samples collected for PCR analysis. All farms tested had positive results for vaccinia virus Cantagalo strain.
†No. sick animals/total no. animals (%). Cohort consisted of female cattle >24 mo of age (considered lactating cows) and all calves <12 mo of age.

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