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PRRS Virus-Induced Damage to Intravascular Macrophages

Authors
  • R. Thanawongnuwech (Iowa State University)
  • Patrick G. Halbur (Iowa State University)
  • R. Royer (Iowa State University)
  • J. Bruna (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The results of this research suggest: (1) PRRSV has a detrimental effect on the uptake of copper particles by pulmonary intravascular macrophages (PIMs), (2) the severity of PRRSV-induced damage to PIMs differs among PRRSV isolates, and (3) PRRSV-induced decreased pulmonary clearance supports the hypothesis that PRRSV infection makes pigs more susceptible to bacterial septicemia.

Keywords: ASL R1519

How to Cite:

Thanawongnuwech, R., Halbur, P. G., Royer, R. & Bruna, J., (1998) “PRRS Virus-Induced Damage to Intravascular Macrophages”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1998
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