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Emerging Swine Viruses

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Emerging and re-emerging virus infectious diseases continue to challenge diagnostic, prevention and control strategies in the swine industry. Over the past decade, a number of emergent swine viruses have been identified in the global swine population. These viruses can be categorized into three groups: 1) ...

Emerging and re-emerging virus infectious diseases continue to challenge diagnostic, prevention and control strategies in the swine industry. Over the past decade, a number of emergent swine viruses have been identified in the global swine population. These viruses can be categorized into three groups: 1) re-emerging swine viruses, such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), pseudorabies virus (PRV), and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), which cause economically important diseases in pigs, whereas others such as porcine enteroviruses, porcine toroviruses (PToV), porcine sapelovirus (PSV), porcine bocavirus (PBoV), porcine kobuvirus (PKBV), and porcine Torque teno sus virus (TTSuV) are mostly subclinical in swine herds; 2) emerging novel swine viruses, such as APPV, Linda virus, PCV3, PIV1, SADS-CoV, and SeAcoV, which are found for the first time in the field of virology; and 3) emerging swine viruses such as SVV, Influenza virus D, and PIV5, which have recently been identified in pigs for the first time, but which have already been shown to be present in other animal species.

This Research Topic focuses on these emerging and re-emerging swine viruses, aimed at the generation of new ideas about how to improve the prevention and control strategies of these emerging and re-emerging swine virus infectious diseases. In particular, it is highly welcomed to submit studies that are focused on the basic biology, transmission, epidemiology, pathogenic potential, immunologic response, diagnostic methods, and vaccine development of these newly emergent swine viruses.

The editors also welcome a wide spectrum of article types besides original research manuscripts, such as reviews and mini-reviews, hypothesis and theory manuscripts, and others that might improve or clarify our understand about the above viruses. The editors aim to represent in this Research Topic the “state of art” in this field, and serve as a contact among researchers working in this area.


Keywords: Emerging and re-emerging swine viruses, infectious diseases, prevention and control strategies


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