Saturday, 7 April 2012

Porcine Circovirus in Humans



The writer has long worried about the possibility that, the disastrous pig disease, porcine circovirus could infect humans.


It seems that the Chinese veterinarians share those concerns. 


Not only do circovirus co-infections demand heavy antibiotic use and help create antibiotic resistance in humans, we are not sure of the direct  risks to humans.


Circovirus and its potential risks have been the subject of many cover-ups, and much playing down, in Britain and the western world by the veterinary authorities and industries.


The abstract can be found here, the full report here


Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2012 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 1281-1286
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.1281.1286         
Dissection of the Possible Routes on Porcine Circoviruses Infecting Human
Shao-Lun Zhai , Sheng-Nan Chen , Jian-Wu Zhang , Zu-Zhang Wei , Jin-Xue Long , Shi-Shan Yuan , Wen-Kang Wei , Qin-Ling Chen , Hua Xuan and Da-Cheng Wu

Abstract: In 10 years recently whether porcine circoviruses infect human is in dispute. Previous studies reported DNAs of porcine circovirus type 1 and porcine circovirus type 2 were detected in pigs, cattle, pepsin and rodents. However, the latest published article in the well-known journals also showed that porcine circovirus type 2 existed in the human stools, human vaccines and beef. This review dissected of the possible routes on porcine circoviruses infecting human such as foodborne infection, vaccination infection, xenotransplantation infection, airborne infection and vector infection based on some published literatures in order to cause some concerns in public health and cross-species transmission. Moreover, to better understand phylogenetic analysis of porcine circoviruses isolated from different origins (swine, bovine, human and pepsin), researchers constructed the phylogenetic tree based on its complete genome. This study systematically reviewed the possible routes on porcine circoviruses infecting human.

How to cite this article:
Shao-Lun Zhai, Sheng-Nan Chen , Jian-Wu Zhang , Zu-Zhang Wei , Jin-Xue Long , Shi-Shan Yuan , Wen-Kang Wei, Qin-Ling Chen , Hua Xuan and Da-Cheng Wu , 2012. Dissection of the Possible Routes on Porcine Circoviruses Infecting Human. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 1281-1286.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.1281.1286