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Role of fomites and flies in the transmission of bovine viral diarrhoea virus
  1. HM Gunn

Abstract

The role played by contaminated hypodermic needles and nose tongs in the spread of bovine viral diarrhoea virus was investigated by using a persistently viraemic animal as a virus donor. Susceptible cattle were infected by using contaminated needles and tongs and in some instances they in turn infected animals kept with them. Non-biting flies which fed on the ocular secretions of a persistently viraemic animal were also shown to be contaminated with the virus.

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