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Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2014;54(3):185-188.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2014.54.3.185    Published online September 24, 2014.
Reemergence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus on Jeju Island
Sunhee Lee1, Deok-Ho Ko2, Seong-Kyu Kwak2, Chung-Hun Lim2, Sung-Up Moon3, Du Sik Lee4, Changhee Lee1
1Animal Virology Laboratory, School of Life Sciences, BK21 Plus KNU Creative BioResearch Group, Kyungpook National University
2Hanbat Swine Veterinary Service
3Veterinary Research Institute, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
4College of Veterinary Medicine, Jeju National University
Abstract
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) strains responsible for recent outbreaks in the United States have been occurring in Mainland Korea since late 2013. Over the past 10 years, PEDV outbreaks have not been reported on Jeju Island. However, in late March of 2014, PEDV re-emerged on Jeju Island and was found to be genetically identical to PEDV strains currently circulating in Mainland Korea. The present study was conducted to provide a better understanding of the epidemiology of PEDV and more effective preventive measures against PED.
Key Words: Jeju Island, Korea, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, reemergence, US strain-like strains


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