PEDV vaccine under development in Canada

VIDO-InterVac scientists develop prototype vaccine that could protect swine industry from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) hit the U.S. in 2013 and spread to Canada in 2014. It was first discovered in Europe and has become increasingly problematic in Asian countries. Occurring only in pigs, PEDV can kill up to 100% of infected piglets. PEDV is a coronavirus — a group of viruses that includes important emerging human diseases such as SARS and MERS.

Using its new containment level 3 facility, the University of Saskatchewan Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organizati

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