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Abstract

Emergence of a virulent porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in Taiwan in 2018.

Abstract

In March 2018, an abortion storm caused by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus was confirmed in a farrow-to-finish pig herd in Taiwan. Open reading frame 5 and non-structural protein 2 of the virus confirmed that the virus is closely related to the virulent strains circulating in the United States.