A new pestivirus, the LINDA-virus, was recently discovered in shaking piglets found in Austria. Photo: Institute of Virology/Vetmeduni Vienna.
A new pestivirus, the LINDA-virus, was recently discovered in shaking piglets found in Austria.

New pestivirus attacks nervous system of pigs

It is unknown how widespread the new LINDA virus is in the swine population.

So-called “shaking piglets” have symptoms that resemble those of the classical swine fever, with extensive damage to the brain and the spinal cord.

The viral origin of the disease was clarified only recently with the discovery in Europe and the U.S. of an atypical porcine pestivirus.

Now, researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria have discovered a further new virus in shaking piglets on an Austrian farm. Its discovery was recently announced in the journal

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