Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus with a recombinant S gene detected in Hungary, 2016

Anna Valkó, Imre Biksi, Attila Cságola, Tamás Tuboly, Krisztián Kiss, Krisztina Ursu, Ádám Dán

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Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) can cause a severe enteric disease affecting pigs of all ages. In January 2016, diarrhoea with occasional vomiting was observed in a small pig farm in Hungary. All animals became affected, while mortality (of up to 30%) was only seen in piglets. Samples from different age groups and the carcass of a piglet were examined by various methods including pathology, bacteriology and molecular biology. PEDV was confirmed by PCR and its whole genome sequence was determined. The sequence PEDV HUN/5031/2016 showed high identity with recently reported European viruses. Differences were found mostly in the S gene, where recombination was detected with a newly identified and already recombinant swine enteric coronavirus (Se-CoV) from Italy. The present report describes the first porcine epidemic diarrhoea outbreak in Hungary after many years and gives an insight into the genetics of the Hungarian PEDV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-261
Number of pages9
JournalActa veterinaria Hungarica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017



  • Hungary
  • Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus
  • Recombination
  • Spike glycoprotein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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