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Volume 17, Number 6–June 2011
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome in Hybrid Wild Boars, China
Jiaqiang Wu,1 Shaoning Liu,1 Shun Zhou, Zhao Wang, Kun Li, Yuyu Zhang, Jiang Yu, Xiaoyan Cong, Xiaowei Chi, Jun Li, Shaojian Xu, Yijun Du, Sufang Ren, and Jinbao Wang
Author affiliations: Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Jinan, People's Republic of China (J. Wu, Y. Zhang, X. Cong, J. Li, S. Xu, Y. Du, S. Ren, J. Wang); Shandong Key Laboratory of Animal Disease Control and Breeding, Jinan (J. Wu, S. Liu, K. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Yu, X. Cong, J. Li, Y. Du, S. Ren, J. Wang); Shandong Agricultural University, Tai'an, People's Republic of China (S. Liu, J. Wang); Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao, People's Republic of China (S. Zhou, Z. Wang, K. Li, J. Yu); and Shandong
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We conducted a serologic investigation of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in hybrid wild boar herds in China during 2008–2009. PRRSV isolates with novel genetic markers were recovered. Experimental infection of pigs indicated that hybrid wild boars are involved in the epidemiology of PRRSV.
Hybrid wild boars, also known as special wild pigs in China, are a hybrid animal with 75% wild boar lineage and 25% domestic Duroc pig lineage. Hybrid wild boars are genetically stable and retain the appearance of wild boars. In addition, they have less body fat, are strongly adaptable to various environments, and have an estrus cycle in all 4 seasons.
We observed an increased incidence of high fever and respiratory disorders in hybrid wild boars. This illness resulted in increased economic losses in Shandong Province, China. We conducted a serologic study and identified highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in affected hybrid wild boars.
PRRS in Hybrid Wild Boars, China | CDC EID
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Wu J, Liu S, Zhou S, Wang Z, Li K, Zhang Y, et al. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome in hybrid wild boars, China. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2011 Jun [date cited]. http://www.cdc.gov/EID/content/17/6/1071.htm
1These authors contributed equally to this article.
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