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Biosensor Detection of an Airborne Mystery Disease

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Resource Magazine. 17(5): 5-7. @2010
Authors:   Jeong-Yeol Yoon and Hyuck-Jin Kwon
Keywords:   PRRS, Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, swine, mystery disease, H1N1

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most economically important diseases for the swine industry. PRRS is caused by the PRRS virus (PRRSV), which was simultaneously isolated in Europe and the United States in 1991. PRRSV infection causes reproductive failure and pneumonia in pigs, and it had been widely considered to be a "mystery" disease among swine herds before the virus was isolated.

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