Researchers identify, sequence porcine virus genes

02/17/2014 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Genes that cause a strain of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus have been mapped by researchers at the Ohio Department of Agriculture with the hope of developing a vaccine. The virus, which is not a threat to humans or other animals, has been responsible for widespread piglet deaths throughout the U.S. and is causing concern in the pork industry. "If we can get these baby pigs past 10 days, we can save a lot of those pigs," said Ohio state veterinarian Tony Forshey.

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