Tag: Porcine deltacoronavirus

Study finds Porcine deltacoronavirus is easily transmitted among chickens and turkeys

Experimental Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) infection and subsequent transmission among poultry is reported in Emerging Infectious Diseases. The Ohio State University researchers who led this work were part of a team that previously found in a laboratory setting that the virus could infect cells from multiple species, including chickens and humans. In the latest study, birds […]

Study uncovers replication sites of Porcine deltacoronavirus

A study carried out at The Pirbright Institute has identified the sites within the cell where Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) makes new copies of itself during replication. Using electron microscopy, researchers demonstrated that the virus creates replication organelles that are similar to other coronaviruses. Identified in 2012, PDCoV is an emerging Deltacoronavirus that infects pigs and […]

Porcine deltacoronavirus: potential for cross-species transmission?

Researchers have found that Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) efficiently infects cultured cells of other species, including humans and chickens. The discovery raises concerns about the potential for cross-species transmission. Researchers at The Ohio State University and Utrecht University collaborated to better understand the new virus and its potential reach. Their findings are published in PNAS. Porcine […]