Archives of Virology

, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 243–247 | Cite as

A new coronavirus-like particle associated with diarrhea in swine

  • M. B. Pensaert
  • P. de Bouck
Brief Report


Coronavirus-like particles were detected by electron microscopy in the intestinal contents of pigs during a diarrheal outbreak on 4 swine breeding farms. Diarrhea was reproduced in experimental pigs with one of the isolates, designated CV777, which was found to be distinct from the 2 known porcine coronaviruses, transmissible gastroenteritis virus and hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus.


Electron Microscopy Infectious Disease Diarrhea Gastroenteritis Encephalomyelitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Pensaert
    • 1
  • P. de Bouck
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of VirologyFaculty of Veterinary Medicine University of GentGentBelgium

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