Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

Authored by: Dongyou Liu

Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498700368
eBook ISBN: 9781498700375
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Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), also known as PED syndrome, is a serious disease of pigs due to a coronavirus named porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). Clinically, the disease is characterized by acute diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, and high mortality, especially in suckling piglets. First identified in Europe in the 1970s, PED has been reported in Asia and North America. In view of its serious disease outcome, widespread distribution, and clinical resemblance to diarrheal illness associated with transmissible gastroenteritis coronavirus (TGEV), rotavirus, and other pathogens, prompt and accurate diagnosis is vital to reduce the economical impact of PED on swine farming industry worldwide.

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