Coronavirus HKU15

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Coronavirus HKU15
Electron micrograph of coronavirus HKU15. Scale bar indicates 100 nm.
Virus classification Edit this classification
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Orthornavirae
Phylum: Pisuviricota
Class: Pisoniviricetes
Order: Nidovirales
Family: Coronaviridae
Genus: Deltacoronavirus
Subgenus: Buldecovirus
Coronavirus HKU15
  • Porcine coronavirus HKU15[1]
  • Porcine deltacoronavirus
  • Swine deltacoronavirus

Coronavirus HKU15, sometimes called Porcine coronavirus HKU15 (PorCoV HKU15) is a virus first discovered in a surveillance study in Hong Kong, China,[2] and first reported to be associated with porcine diarrhea in February 2014. In February 2014, PorCoV HKU15 was identified in pigs with clinical diarrhea disease in the U.S. state of Ohio.[3] The complete genome of one US strain has been published.[4] Since then, it has been identified in pig farms in Canada.[5] The virus has been referred to as Porcine coronavirus HKU15, Swine deltacoronavirus and Porcine deltacoronavirus.

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  2. ^ Woo, P. C.; Lau, S. K.; Lam, C. S.; Lau, C. C.; Tsang, A. K.; Lau, J. H.; Bai, R; Teng, J. L.; Tsang, C. C.; Wang, M; Zheng, B. J.; Chan, K. H.; Yuen, K. Y. (2012). "Discovery of seven novel Mammalian and avian coronaviruses in the genus deltacoronavirus supports bat coronaviruses as the gene source of alphacoronavirus and betacoronavirus and avian coronaviruses as the gene source of gammacoronavirus and deltacoronavirus". Journal of Virology. 86 (7): 3995–4008. doi:10.1128/JVI.06540-11. PMC 3302495. PMID 22278237.
  3. ^ "Ohio Department of Agriculture finds new pig virus". Reuters. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  4. ^ Wang, L; Zhang, Y; Byrum, B (2014). "Complete Genome Sequence of Porcine Coronavirus HKU15 Strain IN2847 from the United States". Genome Announcements. 2 (2): e00291–14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00291-14. PMC 3990748. PMID 24744332.
  5. ^ "Industry Advisory - Swine DeltaCoronavirus" (Press release). Ontario Pork. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.