First report of porcine circovirus type 2 infections in Cuba

Lester J. Pérez, Heidy Díaz de Arce, Maria I. Percedo, Patricia Domínguez, Maria T. Frías

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To obtain information about the porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection status of pigs in Cuba and the probable association of PCV2 with other porcine viruses, tissue samples collected from ill pigs were evaluated using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The PCR analysis showed that 67.7% of the samples (23/34) from seven swine herds of six different geographic regions were detected to be positive for PCV2. Ten of the 23 PCV2 positive samples (43.5%) shown a concurrent infection with porcine parvovirus (PPV) and 17 of 23 PCV2 positive samples (73.9%) exhibited a concomitant infection with classical swine fever virus (CSFV). This study is the first report of PCV2 infecting pigs with different clinical conditions in Cuban swine herds and provides evidence of PCV2 co-infection with PPV and CSFV in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-530
Number of pages3
JournalResearch in Veterinary Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Concurrent infections
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Porcine circovirus type 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


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