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ENCEPHALOMYOCARDITIS VIRUS (EMCV) INFECTIONS IN SWINE : PATHOGENICITY STUDY, MOLECULAR AND ANTIGENIC TYPING OF EUROPEAN VIRAL STRAINS AND IMPROVEMENT OF DIAGNOSIS

Objective



The objective is:

To increase knowledge on EMC and improving diagnosis in order to differentiate between EMCV and FMD so that in case of epidemics unnecessary restrictions in animal trade can be avoided.

Specific objectives are:

- To evaluate the pathogenicity and virulence of European EMCV strains for young pigs and pregnant sows by experimental infections.
- To define the possible spread of EMC within and between herds.
- The molecular and antigenetic caracterisation of EMCV strains.
- To improve diagnostic tests by the development of new reliable and safe laboratory assays.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUUT VOOR DIERGENEESKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Address
University Campus
1180 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (4)

ARISTOTELIAN UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
26Th October Street 80
546 27 Thessaloniki
ARISTOTELIAN UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus
540 06 Thessaloniki
INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
United Kingdom
Address
High Street,compton
RG20 7NN Newbury
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia
Italy
Address
Via A. Bianchi 7
25125 Brescia