Sequence-independent amplification and specific reverse transcription PCRs identified genogroup I and II picobirnaviruses in respiratory tracts of pigs. These data expand knowledge of picobirnavirus diversity and tropism. Genetic relationships between porcine respiratory and human enteric picobirnaviruses suggest cross-species transmission of picobirnaviruses between pigs and humans.

dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1712.110934, hdl.handle.net/1765/88203
Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access)
This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/223498 - European management platform for emerging and re-emerging infectious disease entities (EMPERIE)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Smits, S.L, Poon, L.L.M, van Leeuwen, M, Lau, P.-N, Perera, H.K.K, Peiris, J.S.M, … Osterhaus, A.D.M.E. (2011). Genogroup I and II picobirnaviruses in respiratory tracts of pigs. Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access), 17(12), 2328–2330. doi:10.3201/eid1712.110934