Newly emerging PRRSV Lineage 1C variant nomenclature

An issue with the platform prevented this article from being posted on Friday, we apologize for the inconvenience!

This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.

This week, the MSHMP team in collaboration with the VanderWaal lab focuses on the nomenclature of a recently emerged PRRSv variant that has been causing severe clinical signs with associated mortality in swine herds around the USA.

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Dynamic network connectivity influences the spread of a sub-lineage of PRRS virus

A study led by Dr. Dennis Makau and the VanderWaal lab was recently published in the journal of Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. In this study, we aimed to quantify the contribution of pig movements to the risk of occurrence of PRRSV Type 2 (RFLP 1-7-4 , a sublineage of lineage 1[L1A]) in the United States. 

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