PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH

Viral Disease Detection to Aid in Vaccination Planning for Nepal’s Pig Industry

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) cause fatal diseases in pigs, resulting in major economic loss for the industry. Two different types of PRRSV are currently known. Intrepid Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (INPL) has been using real-time PCR based screening technology to properly identify and characterize the viral strains of PRRSV in affected pigs in Nepal; this kind of information is vital to management and vaccination planning in pig farming.