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Abstract

The small ruminant lentiviruses, Maedi-Visna Virus and Caprine Arthritis-Encepahlitis Virus, are responsible for a mult-system diseaese of sheep and goats, respectively. These retroviruses share a number of features with the human immunodeficiency viruses HIV-1 and 2, including a long preclinical period and a progressive and fatal nature of the diseaese. MVV and CAEV are a considerable economic problem, as they cause significant losses to sheep and goat industries and pose a growing threat to commercial flocks in most European Countries.

The present booklet is an overview of the reports of the first four meetings held in the course of 1998.

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Authors: PEPIN M, COST 834;PETERHANS E, COST 834;GILLES Q, COST 834;MAMOUN R, COST 834;HARKISS G, COST 834;MCCONNELL I, COST 834;COUDERT F (EDITORS), COST 834
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18843 EN (1999), 134pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-6132-5
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