Coronaviruses cause a number of important diseases in livestock, poultry, and humans, including infectious bronchitis (poultry), transmissible gastroenteritis virus (pigs), calf diarrhoea, enteritis (turkeys), and porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED). The emergence of zoonotic coronaviruses causing MERS and SARS, as well as the new pig disease PED has increased interest in this group of viruses and their ability to jump species. Bats have been implicated in the origins of emerging coronaviruses, and surveillance for potential new zoonotic diseases is important.
STAR-IDAZ IRC is conducting gap analyses and developing roadmaps for disease control. For the zoonotic coronaviruses, a one-health approach, coordinating the human and animal research initiative will be needed.
The current state of Coronavirus research in livestock is covered in the Annual state-of-the art report on animal health research on IRC priorities.
- Bat-Origin Coronaviruses Expand Their Host Range to Pigs.
- Newly emerged porcine enteric alphacoronavirus in southern China: Identification, origin and evolutionary history analysis.
- Swine enteric coronavirus disease: A review of 4 years with porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus and porcine deltacoronavirus in the United States and Canada.
- Global distributions and strain diversity of avian infectious bronchitis virus: a review.
- Vaccination against infectious bronchitis virus: A continuous challenge.
- Spillover of Swine Coronaviruses, United States
- Porcine deltacoronavirus: potential for cross-species transmission?
- Fatal pig disease outbreak in China linked to coronavirus from bats
- Broad Spectrum Antiviral Drug Inhibits a Range of Emerging Coronaviruses
- New method for infectious bronchitis vaccine production funded
- MERS antibodies produced in transchromosomic cattle
- Emerging diseases - is MERS-CoV a threat for Africa?