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Missouri Reports First Detection of Porcine Delta Corona Virus

02 May 2014

US - Porcine Delta Corona virus (PDCoV) has now been detected on a total of 101 pig farms in 13 states.

For the latest weekly report - for the week of 26 April in a report dated 30 April from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) - 26 swine accessions have tested positive for the PDCoV, bringing the cumulative total to 101.

The National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) began collating testing data on PDCoV for the week of 30 March 2014. So far, 796 accessions have been tested, 205 in the most recent week reported, so the percentage found positive is 13 per cent.

A total of 13 have so far reported positive accessions, with Missouri reporting its first positive cases in the last week.

PDCoV-positive results have been reported in the most recent week for accessions in Iowa (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Minnesota (10), Missouri (1), North Carolina (1), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (3) and Texas (1).

Affected states to date (with the total number of positive results in brackets) are: Iowa, 14; Illinois, 17; Indiana, 11; Michigan, 7; Minnesota, 28; Missouri, 1; Montana, 1; North Carolina, 2; Nebraska, 1; Pennsylvania, 5; South Dakota, 1; Texas, 2 and unknown, 2.

PDCoV was previously known as Swine Delta Corona virus (SDCv). It is related and causes similar effects to the virus that causes Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED).

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Figure 1. PDCoV-positive biological accessions (pig farms)

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