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Porcine Virology

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We welcome submissions to Porcine Health Management's first thematic series on the thriving topic of Porcine Virology.

Virology research on infectious diseases in livestock animals is growing, but especially in pig virology. This reflects the increasing importance of emerging viral infections in general and the movement towards pigs becoming one of the leading livestock production sectors in the future.

In this collection we discuss some important topics and questions in the field such as the epidemiology of swine influenza virus infections, viral swine disease monitoring and future perspectives on viral vaccines.

We invite you to submit original research or reviews using our online submission system, and indicate in your cover letter that you would like your paper to be considered for this collection.

For more information on how to submit your article to Porcine Health Management, please see our submission guidelines


  1. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype 3 and 4 is a zoonosis that causes hepatitis in humans. Humans can become infected by consumption of pork or contact with pigs. Pigs are the main reservoir of the virus worldwid...

    Authors: M. Meester, T. J. Tobias, M. Bouwknegt, N. E. Kusters, J. A. Stegeman and W. H. M. van der Poel

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:16

    Content type: Review

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  2. Deliberate infection of humans with smallpox, also known as variolation, was a common practice in Asia and dates back to the fifteenth century. The world’s first human vaccination was administered in 1796 by E...

    Authors: Tanja Opriessnig, Ashley A. Mattei, Anbu K. Karuppannan and Patrick G. Halbur

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:1

    Content type: Review

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  3. Recent decades have seen both rapid growth and extensive consolidation in swine production. As a collateral effect, these changes have exacerbated the circulation of viruses and challenged our ability to preve...

    Authors: Alexandra Henao-Diaz, Luis Giménez-Lirola, David H. Baum and Jeffrey Zimmerman

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:28

    Content type: Review

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  4. Asia is a major pig producer of the world, and at present, African swine fever virus (ASFV) continues to significantly impact the Asian pig industry. Since more than 50% of the world’s pig population is in Asi...

    Authors: Roongtham Kedkovid, Chaitawat Sirisereewan and Roongroje Thanawongnuwech

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:20

    Content type: Review

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  5. African swine fever (ASF), a disease of obligatory declaration to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), has contributed to poverty and underdevelopment of affected areas. The presence of ASF has been...

    Authors: Laia Bosch-Camós, Elisabeth López and Fernando Rodriguez

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:17

    Content type: Review

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  6. Norovirus (NoV) has emerged as one of the major causative agents of non-bacterial, food- and water-borne gastroenteritis in humans, with the main genogroup involved in human outbreaks (GII), which has been det...

    Authors: Andrea Laconi, Lara Cavicchio, Luca Tassoni, Giovanni Cunial, Adelaide Milani, Martina Ustulin, Guido Di Martino, Mario Forzan, Mery Campalto, Isabella Monne and Maria Serena Beato

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:9

    Content type: Short communication

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