Question of the week - Week of 05-Oct-2017

How long can the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PED) survive in plastic or metal materials at 4ºC?

Question of the week

See a clue in the article Indirect transmission and stability of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus


Correct answer

The PEDV remained viable at 4 ° C for more than 20 days after application to metal and plastic fomites, However, the viability of PEDV in the different fomites decreased rapidly when stored at room temperature.