Project

Unraveling the role of porcine rotaviruses in the pathogenesis of piglet diarrhea and assessment of their potential for interspecies transmission

Duration
01 September 2014 → 31 March 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
enterocytes epizootiology diarhea interspecies transmission rotavirus
 
Project description

Better insights will be obtained in the epidemiology and pathogenesis of porcine

rotavirus infections in pigs suffering from nursery and weaning diarrhea. Besides, the possible danger of interspecies

transmission of these porcine rotaviruses to humans, and vice versa, will be assessed using a new in vitro model of

human and porcine enterocytes.