Haiti - Teschovirus encephalomyelitis outbreak

Since January 2009, a teschovirus PTV-1 serotype, identified by Plumb island laboratory, is circulating in Haiti and is causing important losses to Haiti pig producers.
Thursday 5 November 2009 (8 years 3 months 16 days ago)
Since January 2009, a teschovirus PTV-1 serotype, identified by Plumb island laboratory, is circulating in Haiti and is causing important losses to Haiti pig producers.

The virus is responsible for acute encephalomyelitis in pigs with an infectivity of 30-40% and a lethality of 40-50% according to field observations. Surviving animals often remain paralysed.

http://www.caribvet.net/

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