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Cover for swine influenza

Swine influenza (SI) is an acute viral respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae. Influenza A...

Cover for Q fever

Coxiella burnetii, the causal agent of an important rickettsial zoonosis called Q fever, has a worldwide distribution with the notable exception of...

Cover for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome

In the early 1980s a previously unrecognized disease syndrome started causing heavy production losses in pig herds in North America. In the...


L. monocytogenes, as the reference species for members of the genus Listeria, is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, non-sporulating bacterium which may be...

Cover for influenza A virus

Editor's note: this datasheet is being reviewed and updated.  Influenza A viruses are enveloped, single-stranded RNA viruses. The two most...

Cover for feral pigs

Feral pigs are domestic pigs which have been allowed to run wild (Whittemore, 1998). Feral pigs have established through unrestrained domestic pigs...

Cover for Aujeszky's disease

Aujeszky’s disease (also known as pseudorabies) is a viral disease of pigs that is endemic in most parts of the world. It is caused by Suid...

Cover for avian influenza

Influenza viruses belong to the family Orthomyxoviridae and are divided on the basis of their antigenic nature into types A, B and C. Only type A...

Cover for porcine pleuropneumonia

Porcine pleuropneumonia is a highly contagious disease of pigs, characterized by a severe dyspnoea, short course and high mortality (Gottschalk,...


In 1997, Meng and collaborators identified a new swine virus showing high genetic similarities with a strain of human hepatitis E virus (i.e. swine...

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