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Porcine Enterovirus encephalomyelitis(Teschan disease

Last Modified: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:33:45 IST
Disease name Porcine Enterovirus encephalomyelitis(Teschan disease
Animal Health Law Category if applicable
Species affected Swine
Definition Teschovirus encephalomyelitis was first described as a particularly virulent, highly fatal encephalomyelitis of pigs and was previously known as Teschen disease (or enterovirus encephalomyelitis). It is caused by strains of porcine teschovirus serotype 1 (PTV-1) of the genus Teschovirus, family Picornaviridae. . In addition to PTV-1 strains, the milder form of the disease can be caused by other PTV serotypes, including PTV-2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -9 and -10.
Status in Ireland Not Reported
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Never Recorded
DAFM Division Responsible Animal Health/Veterinary Medicines/ Non ruminant animal health
Contact Michael Sheahan SSVI
Link to relevant external website
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