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Co-infections of swine respiratory and systemic diseases

Respiratory disease is one of the most important cause of economical loss in swine production. It is well known that many pathogens are able to cause infections at the lower respiratory tract, and it is true that a cooperation among some of these pathogens may significantly increase damage and mortality. On the other hand, some of these potential pathogens are normally present in clinically healthy (carrier) animals. Therefore, the definition of “coinfection”, “super-infection” or “mixed infections” is not always clear.  Indeed, there is a difference between two pathogens working together through known and proved mechanisms to increase damage to the host and just the simultaneous presence of two pathogens by chance, but probably without any cause-effect. The objective of these series of reviews is to critically discuss what is really known about coinfections but with an interpretative analysis of available data and their biological significance.  

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  1. Understudied, coinfections are more frequent in pig farms than single infections. In pigs, the term “Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex” (PRDC) is often used to describe coinfections involving viruses such as...

    Authors: Georges Saade, Céline Deblanc, Juliette Bougon, Corinne Marois-Créhan, Christelle Fablet, Gaël Auray, Catherine Belloc, Mily Leblanc-Maridor, Carl A. Gagnon, Jianzhong Zhu, Marcelo Gottschalk, Artur Summerfield, Gaëlle Simon, Nicolas Bertho and François Meurens

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2020 51:80

    Content type: Review

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