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J Vet Sci 2018; 19(1): 151-155  https://doi.org/10.4142/jvs.2018.19.1.151
Serological and molecular epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis virus infections in swine herds in China, 2006-2012
Chunxia Chai1,†, Qiao Wang1,†, Sanjie Cao1, Qin Zhao1, Yiping Wen1, Xiaobo Huang1, Xintian Wen1, Qiguai Yan1, Xiaoping Ma1, Rui Wu1,2,*
1College of Veterinary Medicine, and 2Research Center of Swine Diseases, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China
Correspondence to: Rui Wu
Tel: +86-28-86291176; Fax: +86-28-86291176; E-mail: wurui1977@126.com
The first two authors contributed equally to this work.
Received: November 29, 2016; Revised: March 12, 2017; Accepted: June 29, 2017; Published online: January 31, 2018.
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a mosquito-borne, zoonotic flavivirus causing viral encephalitis in humans and reproductive disorder in swine. JEV is prevalent throughout China in human; however, spatiotemporal analysis of JEV in Chinese swine herds has not been reported previously. Herein, we present serological and molecular epidemiological results and estimates of prevalence of JEV infections among swine herds in various regions of China. The results suggest that JEV infections are widespread and genotype I and III strains co-exist in the same regions. Therefore, there is an urgent need to monitor JEV infection status among swine herds in China.
Keywords: China, Japanese encephalitis virus, molecular epidemiology, serological detection, swine

© 2018 The Korean Society of Veterinary Science.

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