Archives of Virology

, Volume 158, Issue 1, pp 281–282 | Cite as

Porcine kobuvirus in wild boars (Sus scrofa)

  • Gábor Reuter
  • Csaba Nemes
  • Ákos Boros
  • Beatrix Kapusinszky
  • Eric Delwart
  • Péter Pankovics
Annotated Sequence Record


Fecal samples (N = 10) from 6- to 8-week-old wild boar piglets (Sus scrofa), collected from an animal park in Hungary in April 2011, were analyzed using viral metagenomics and complete genome sequencing. Kobuvirus (genus Kobuvirus, family Picornaviridae) was detected in all (100 %) specimens, with the closest nucleotide (89 %) and amino acid (94 %) sequence identity of the strain wild boar/WB1-HUN/2011/HUN (JX177612) to the prototype porcine kobuvirus S-1-HUN (EU787450). This study suggests that genetically highly similar (practically the same geno-/serotype) porcine kobuvirus circulate in wild boars, the wildlife counterparts of domestic pigs. Wild boars could be an important host and reservoir for kobuvirus.



This work was supported by a grant from the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA, K83013). G.R. was supported by the János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; B.K. was supported by a fellowship from the Rosztoczy Foundation; and E.D., by NHLBI grant E01HL083254.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gábor Reuter
    • 1
    • 2
  • Csaba Nemes
    • 3
  • Ákos Boros
    • 1
  • Beatrix Kapusinszky
    • 3
  • Eric Delwart
    • 2
    • 4
  • Péter Pankovics
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Laboratory of Virology, National Reference Laboratory of Gastroenteric VirusesÁNTSZ Regional Institute of State Public Health ServicePécsHungary
  2. 2.Blood Systems Research InstituteSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate of the Central Agricultural OfficeKaposvárHungary
  4. 4.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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