Diagnostic breakthrough: ‘Shaking piglets’ attributed to previously unidentified virus

Posted by on January 13, 2017 1:04 pm
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Symptoms of tremors and shaking in newborn piglets are not a sign that the animals are cold, but rather that they are suffering from a specific viral infection. Researchers have now been able to prove this correlation for the first time using a newly developed test. The scientists detected a previously unknown virus, termed atypical porcine pestivirus (APPV), in “shaking piglets”, making it possible to clearly diagnose the potentially fatal disease.

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