Pestivirus Species Potential Adventitious Contaminants of Biological Products
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Giangaspero M
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Teramo, Piazza Aldo Moro 45
64100 Teramo, Italy
Tel: 33 450 392875
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 17, 2013; Accepted Date: October 24, 2013; Published Date: October 27, 2013
Citation: Giangaspero M (2013) Pestivirus Species Potential Adventitious Contaminants of Biological Products. Trop Med Surg 1:153. doi: 10.4172/2329-9088.1000153
Copyright: © 2013 Giangaspero M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Bovine Viral Diarrhea virus species of the genus Pestivirus, important pathogens affecting zootechnics worldwide, have been reported as adventitious contaminants of biological products for veterinary and human use. The Bovine Viral Diarrhea virus 1 species showed potential for an emerging zoonosis. According to World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Épizooties: OIE), Bovine Viral Diarrhea is a notifiable disease of importance to international trade. Recently, Bovine Viral Diarrhea virus 3 tentative species have been isolated from Brazil and Thailand. The virus has been diffused from South America to other countries probably through the commercialization of contaminated fetal bovine serum.