Overview of Porcine rotavirus C

Porcine rotavirus C (PRV-C) is a double-stranded RNA viruses roughly 3.3 kb in length. PRV-A belongs to the family Reoviridae, Sedoreovirinae subfamily, and Rotavirus genus. First identified in 1973, rotaviruses cause acute viral gastroenteritis in young animals and children. PRV-C infections have been reported in most parts of the world, with diarrhea outbreaks documented in nursing, weaning, and post-weaning pigs. Prevalence is very common (58-100%) and occurs most frequently in young piglets.