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Kobuvirus Documented in U.S. Cattle for First Time (Dec. 12) – A virus that afflicts cattle that was first discovered in Japan in 2003 has made its way to the U.S., researchers report in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. The study confirmed sequenced the microbial DNA in samples from cattle in the U.S. and analyzed the intestines of two calves that died after infection. “Only bovine kobuvirus was detected in both cases,” said University of Illinois veterinary clinical medicine professor Dr. Leyi Wang, who led the new study. “This provides evidence that this virus is the causative agent for calf diarrhea.”

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