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Epidemic of diarrhoea caused by porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus in Italy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18326842     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There was an epidemic of diarrhoea affecting pigs of all ages in Italy between May 2005 and June 2006. In 63 herds the cause was confirmed as porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus by electron microscopy, immunoelectron microscopy, pcr and serology. Watery diarrhoea without mucus and blood was usually associated with a reduction of feed consumption. In farrowing-to-weaning herds, diarrhoea affected the sows and suckling piglets, and the mortality in newborn piglets was up to 34 per cent. In growers and fatteners the morbidity ranged from 20 to 80 per cent, but there was either no mortality or it was very low. Depending on the size of the herd and the type of operation, the clinical disease lasted for weeks or months.
P Martelli; A Lavazza; A D Nigrelli; G Merialdi; L G Alborali; M B Pensaert
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary record     Volume:  162     ISSN:  0042-4900     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Rec.     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-10     Completed Date:  2008-06-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0031164     Medline TA:  Vet Rec     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Animal Health, University of Parma, Via del Taglio 8, 43100 Parma, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Viral / blood
Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology,  veterinary*
Dehydration / etiology,  mortality,  veterinary
Diarrhea / complications,  epidemiology,  veterinary*,  virology
Disease Outbreaks / veterinary*
Italy / epidemiology
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus / immunology,  isolation & purification*
Swine Diseases / epidemiology*,  virology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Viral

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