The emergence of porcine circovirus 2b genotype (PCV-2b) in swine in Canada.

@article{Gagnon2007TheEO,
  title={The emergence of porcine circovirus 2b genotype (PCV-2b) in swine in Canada.},
  author={Carl A. Gagnon and Donald Tremblay and P. A. T. Tijssen and Marie-H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Venne and Alain Houde and Seyyed Mehdy Elahi},
  journal={The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={
          811-9
        }
}
Since late 2004, the swine industry in the province of Quebec has experienced a significant increase in death rate related to postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS). To explain this phenomenon, 2 hypotheses were formulated: 1) the presence of a 2nd pathogen could be exacerbating the porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2) infection, or 2) a new and more virulent PCV-2 strain could be infecting swine. In 2005, 13 PMWS cases were submitted to the Quebec provincial diagnostic laboratory and PCV-2… CONTINUE READING

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