Hepatitis E Virus #04710
Hepatitis E virus is the primary cause of enterically-transmitted, non-A, non-B acute hepatits in humans in several developing countries. Swine HEV identified from a pig in the U.S. is genetically very closely related to the two U.S. strains of human HEV, and there is concern for the potential transmission of HEV to humans when pigs are used as an organ or tissue source. This fact sheet examines the virus, its clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment and prevention of HEV in pigs.
Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome #04534
Since this syndrome was first reported to the swine community in 1997, researchers have been looking for ways to minimize the effects of postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS). This fact sheet looks at the signs, symptoms, pathogenesis, and treatment and prevention of this syndrome, which has mortality rates of 10 to 40 percent.
Swine Influenza Virus #04535
Swine influenza virus (SIV) infections in swine are common causes of respiratory disease in pigs. This fact sheet provides detailed information on SIV including clinical signs of infection and prevention and treatment techniques.