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Recombination between cellular and viral RNA produces a pathogenic virus

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Bovine viral diarrhea virus is an economically important animal pathogen that may cause a fatal gastrointestinal disease in beef and dairy herds. Infection of a fetus with this virus during the first trimester leads to the birth of animals that are persistently infected for life. Some animals remain healthy, while others develop severe mucosal disease. The lethal outcome is a consequence of RNA recombination that produces a cytopathic virus.
 
 

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