“Isolation of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus during outbreaks in South Korea, 2013-2014”

Authors: Chung, Hee-Chun
Nguyen, Van Giap
Moon, Hyoung-Joon

Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is an acute infectious diarrhea caused by the PED virus (PEDV), which belongs to the order Nidovirales, family Coronaviridae, genus Alphacoronavirus . The virus is transmitted mainly through fecal–oral routes and infects all age groups of pigs; the most severe form of disease occurs in suckling piglets (1). PEDV was first reported in South Korea in 1992 , with the occurrence of an outbreak, and has since circulated with considerable genetic diversity. During 2013, PED outbreaks reoccurred in South Korea; however, the emerging PEDVs in these outbreaks were not variants of previous Korean isolates or attenuated vaccine strains. We report on a field isolate of a novel emerging PEDV and the isolate’s genetic relationship with other PEDV strains…

Link:  https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/21/12/15-0437_article

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