Cases of Seneca Valley Virus increase over summer

Biggest concern regarding SVV is that when clinical signs are present, they are indistinguishable from other swine vesicular diseases.

Since January, more than 60 positive accessions of Seneca Valley Virus (SVV; Senecavirus A) have been reported by diagnostic laboratories across the U.S. and new cases appear to be showing up more rapidly as the summer goes on.

“This clearly shows that this disease is far from gone,” Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) executive Paul Sundberg said. It is unknown if each accession is a new case or a continuation of an existing case. Getting more and timely information will help w

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