Caister Academic Press

CIMB Abstract

Curr. Issues Mol. Biol. (2020) 37: 33-46.
https://doi.org/10.21775/cimb.037.033

Porcine Parvovirus

André Felipe Streck and Uwe Truyen

Porcine parvovirus (PPV) is considered the main cause of reproductive disorders in pigs, which are summarized under the acronym SMEDI (stillbirth, mummification, embryonic death, and infertility). In this review the biology of the virus and its structure, pathogenic potential and strain variation, as well as the disease induced by the virus, are described. Known aspects of pathogenesis, diagnosis and prevention, particularly by vaccination, are summarized. Furthermore, in recent years 'new' parvoviruses (PPV2 to 7) have been described in pigs. They have been detected in pigs from various parts of the world and their association with clinical signs or disease will be discussed.

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