Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Circovirus - Vietnam: Acute Central Nervous System Infection


It looks as if our long-held hunch that porcine circovirus was dangerous to humans may be right. At least, we are not the only ones suspicious anymore and research is under way.

That circovirus is now a disaster for pig farming worldwide is undeniable and the risks arising to humans from excessive antibiotic use to handle co-infections is certain too. That there may be another more direct risk to humans is worrying.

More that a decade ago the past-President of the OIE complained that Britain failed to ask for their 1999 outbreak, a precursor to the CSF and FMD outbreaks in 2000-2001, to be made notifiable.

Promed report here

Circovirus - Vietnam: Acute Central Nervous System Infection