Archives of Virology

, Volume 157, Issue 5, pp 981–986

Characterization of a novel porcine enterovirus in wild boars in Hungary

  • Ákos Boros
  • Csaba Nemes
  • Péter Pankovics
  • Hunor Bíró
  • Beatrix Kapusinszky
  • Eric Delwart
  • Gábor Reuter
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00705-012-1255-5

Cite this article as:
Boros, Á., Nemes, C., Pankovics, P. et al. Arch Virol (2012) 157: 981. doi:10.1007/s00705-012-1255-5

Abstract

Porcine enteroviruses (PEVs) are members of the family Picornaviridae, genus Enterovirus. Until now, only three different PEV genotypes (PEV-9 and -10, and PEV-3H/PEV-14) have been detected in domestic pigs, and there is no information about the presence of PEVs in wild animals. Here, we identify and characterize the complete genomes of PEV originated from 5 of 10 (50%) of wild boar (Sus scrofa) piglets by RT-PCR and pyrosequencing. Wild boar/WBD/2011/HUN (JN807387) PEV showed only 67% amino acid identity in VP1 compared to the most closely related prototype PEV-3H/PEV-14. Wild boar enterovirus represents a novel PEV genotype, provisionally called PEV-15.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ákos Boros
    • 1
  • Csaba Nemes
    • 2
  • Péter Pankovics
    • 1
  • Hunor Bíró
    • 3
  • Beatrix Kapusinszky
    • 4
  • Eric Delwart
    • 4
    • 5
  • Gábor Reuter
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Regional Laboratory of Virology, National Reference Laboratory of Gastroenteric VirusesÁNTSZ Regional Institute of State Public Health ServicePecsHungary
  2. 2.Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate of the Central Agricultural OfficeKaposvárHungary
  3. 3.SHP Ltd.KaposvárHungary
  4. 4.Blood Systems Research InstituteSan FranciscoUSA
  5. 5.University of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA