The effect of infection of hatched blastocyst bovine embryos with border disease and bovine viral diarrhea viruses

Mohamed J.E.M.F. Mabruk, Brian Sheahan, Gregory Atkins

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The effect of infection with teratogenic viruses at early stages of pregnancy is not fully understood. This study aimed to look at the effect of infection with teratogenic viruses such as bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) and border disease virus (BDV), on early stage embryos at the hatched blastocyst stage. BVDV and BDV are known to cross the placenta of infected mothers and lead to congenital defects and death of developing fetuses. This study can be a good model for better understanding the effects of other teratogenic viruses such as Rubella virus in humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-119
Number of pages7
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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