Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus B

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus B

About:
Pathogen

Porcine Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRS), Betaarterivirus suid 1, is a viral disease infecting sows and pigs, leading to reproductive failure, pneumonia, and mortality in young animals. PRRS is a global problem. In the US, the cost to the industry is estimated at $664 million per year.

Risks:

PRRS infects pigs.

Management activities:

There is no treatment for PRRS. Prevention of infection is the primary means of control. Commercial vaccines have been licensed and have been effective at controlling outbreaks.