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Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE)

Although not especially virulent, Enterococci have become the second most common nosocomial pathogen and are the third leading cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections. Enterococci are intrinsically resistant to many common antibiotics. Given the intrinsic resistance to most antibiotics, the addition of vancomycin resistance has meant that many infections have become untreatable.

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheets (Companion Animal), Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics called beta-lactams. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin, and amoxicillin. In the community, most MRSA infections are skin infections.

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheets (Companion Animal), Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus (TGEv)

The Transmissible Gastroenteritis virus (TGEv) causes acute, rapidly spreading disease in swine characterized by diarrhea and vomiting. TGEv is not considered a human health or food safety risk.

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheets (Companion Animal), Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Swine Influenza Virus (SIV)

Pigs are the principal hosts of classic swine influenza virus (SIV). While human infections have been reported, porcine strains of influenza A do not appear to easily spread in the human population. However, deaths have occurred in immunocompromised people.

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheets (Companion Animal), Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Pseudorabies (Aujeszky's Disease)

Pseudorabies is a viral disease affecting swine primarily; the virus is not a risk to either human health or food safety.

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheets (Companion Animal), Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv) is a production-limiting disease affecting swine, and does not impact food safety or human health.

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheets (Companion Animal), Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is a production-limiting disease affecting swine, and does not impact food safety or human health.

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheets (Companion Animal), Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Hantavirus

Hantavirus is spread through contact with mice saliva, droppings, feces, urine and nesting material. It causes a rare but very serious lung disease called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) and Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) among other diseases.

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheets (Companion Animal), Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Foot and Mouth Disease Virus (FMDv)

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease affecting wild and domestic cloven-hoofed mammals. Of the domesticated species, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and water buffalo are susceptible to FMD. Horse is refractory to the infection. FMD is not considered a human health or food safety risk.

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheets (Companion Animal), Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a complex and inevitably fatal disease caused by the Feline Coronavirus (FCoV).

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheets (Companion Animal), Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Equine Influenza A

Equine Influenza Virus (EIV) is a highly contagious respiratory disease of horses, donkeys and mules and other equidae. EIV is a commonly diagnosed respiratory virus in horses with significant financial and trade implication for the industry.

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)

Ebolavirus

Ebola is spread through direct contact with blood, bodily fluid , organs and secretions via broken skin or mucous membrane with an infected person. Ebolavirus is part of the Filoviridae family of viruses. Four out of the five known ebolaviruses cause disease in humans. The Zaire ebolavirus is the most severe as it has the highest mortality rate and is responsible for the most outbreaks and fatalities.

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Topics: Pathogen Fact Sheets (Companion Animal), Pathogen Fact Sheet (Farm Animal)