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Forty More Pig Farm Samples Positive for Porcine Delta Corona Virus

22 May 2014

US - Porcine Delta Corona virus (PDCoV) has been detected in 185 samples from pig farms in 14 states since testing began in March 2014.

For the latest weekly report - for the week of 10 May in a report dated 15 May from the USDA Animal Health Inspection Service and made available by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) - 40 pig farm samples (termed "swine accessions") have tested positive for the PDCoV, bringing the cumulative total to 185.

The National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) began collating testing data on PDCoV for the week of 30 March 2014. So far, 1,347 accessions have been tested, 243 in the most recent week reported, so the overall percentage found positive is 14 per cent.

No new states have reported one of more positive accessions in the latest week and so the total remains at 14 (Table 1 and Figure 1).

Table 1. PDCoV summary by state
Test weekTotal positive accessionsIAILINKSMIMNMOMTNCNEOHPASDTXUnknown
30-Apr-14 25 3 4 1 - 4 6 - 1 - - 6 - - - -
06-Apr-14 32 4 2 7 - 2 5 - - - 1 7 1 1 1 1
13-Apr-14 29 5 8 4 - 1 7 - - 1 - 1 1 - - 1
20-Apr-14 28 2 3 3 - 0 10 1 - 1 1 3 3 - 1 -
27-Apr-14 30 3 7 3 1 1 11 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - -
4-May-14 40 3 10 5 - 2 6 - - 4 2 5 1 1 1 -
Total 185 20 34 22 1 10 44 2 1 7 6 24 6 3 2 3
*A single accession may include samples tested over more than one week; total accessions are calculated as the distinct number of accessions tested rather than the sum of accessions tested by week.

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

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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