Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV)

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Betaarterivirus suid 1, formerly Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), is a virus that causes a disease of pigs, called porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), also known as blue-ear pig disease (in Chinese). This economically important, panzootic disease causes reproductive failure in breeding stock and respiratory tract illness in young pigs. Initially referred to as “mystery swine disease” and “mystery reproductive syndrome”, it was first reported in 1987 in North America and Central Europe.