The role of porcine teschovirus in causing diseases in endemically infected pigs.

@article{Chiu2012TheRO,
  title={The role of porcine teschovirus in causing diseases in endemically infected pigs.},
  author={Shu-Chun Chiu and Shu-Chia Hu and Chih-Cheng Chang and Chia-Yi Chang and C C Huang and Victor Pang and F R Wang},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={161 1-2},
  pages={88-95}
}
Porcine teschoviruses (PTVs) belong to the genus Teschovirus within the family Picornaviridae. Hitherto, PTVs have had 13 serotypes associated with a variety of clinical diseases. The virulent PTV-1 strains were associated with highly fatal, nonsuppurative encephalomyelitis of pigs (Teschen disease) in the 1930-1950s. Today, less virulent Talfan strains of PTV-1 are more widespread, and PTVs have contaminated swine herds worldwide (endemic or enzootic) together with a variety of common swine… CONTINUE READING