Project: Immune responses of swine to highly virulent Chinese porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)
- project duration
- 01-MAR-10 – 30-SEP-11
- In June 2006, a highly pathogenic PRRSV variant emerged in China. This project aims to determine whether this highly pathogenic PRRSV variant is more immune-evasive compared to a low pathogenic Chinese PRRSV variant. Therefore, natural killer cell and cytotoxic T-cell responses will be investigated in pigs, that are infected with either of these PRRSV variants.