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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 published in Porcine Health Management we discuss some important topics in the field such as swine viral disease monitoring and future perspectives on viral vaccines. We welcome submissions to this collection through our online submission system.

  1. Feedgrain contamination with mycotoxins, including deoxynivalenol (DON, “vomitoxin”) is relatively frequently encountered. Pigs are particularly sensitive to the toxicity of DON. To assess the interplay betwee...

    Authors: Antje Rückner, Lisa Plagge, Kristin Heenemann, Maxi Harzer, Bastian Thaa, Janine Winkler, Sven Dänicke, Johannes Kauffold and Thomas W. Vahlenkamp
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:13
  2. Astrovirus, Norovirus and Sapovirus exhibit a wide distribution in swine pig herds worldwide. However, the association of porcine Astrovirus (PAstV), porcine Norovirus (PoNoV) and porcine Sapovirus (PoSaV) wit...

    Authors: Efthymia Stamelou, Ioannis A. Giantsis, Konstantinos V. Papageorgiou, Evanthia Petridou, Irit Davidson, Zoe S. Polizopοulou, Anna Papa and Spyridon K. Kritas
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:5
  3. African swine fever (ASF), caused by the ASF virus (ASFV), was first reported in Vietnam in 2019 and spread rapidly thereafter. Better insights into ASFV characteristics and early detection by surveillance cou...

    Authors: Hu Suk Lee, Vuong Nghia Bui, Duy Tung Dao, Ngoc Anh Bui, Thanh Duy Le, Minh Anh Kieu, Quang Huy Nguyen, Long Hoang Tran, Jae-Hee Roh, Kyoung-Min So, Tai-Young Hur and Sang-Ik Oh
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:36
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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