Review of group A rotavirus strains reported in swine and cattle

Simona De Grazia, Jelle Matthijnssens, Brigitta László, Balasubramanian Ganesh, Ferenc Jakab, Hajnalka Papp, Balasubramanian Ganesh, Max Ciarlet, Vito Martella, Krisztián Bányai

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Group A rotavirus (RVA) infections cause severe economic losses in intensively reared livestock animals, particularly in herds of swine and cattle. RVA strains are antigenically heterogeneous, and are classified in multiple G and P types defined by the two outercapsid proteins, VP7 and VP4, respectively. This study summarizes published literature on the genetic and antigenic diversity of porcine and bovine RVA strains published overthe last 3 decades. The single most prevalent genotype combination among porcine RVA strains was G5P[7], whereas the predominant genotype combination among bovine RVA strains was G6P[5], although spatiotemporal differences in RVA strain distribution were observed. These data provide important baseline data on epidemiologically important RVA strains in swine and cattle and may guide the development of more effective vaccines for veterinary use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-199
Number of pages10
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • General Veterinary


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