Cell adaptation of KPEDV-9 and serological survey on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus(PEDV) infection in Korea

돼지 유행성설사바이러스 국내 분리주(KPED-9) 의 세포증식성 및 혈청학적 역학조사

  • Received : 1994.04.20
  • Published : 1994.04.30


Korean isolate, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (KPEDV-9) was adapted through serial passages in vero cell. The viral yield reached up to $10^{5-6}$ $TCID_{50}/ml$ at the passage level of 90th. The cell adapted virus was characterized through genetic and morphological examinations. The RNA extracted from virus infected cell revealed the presence of RNA band with molecular size of >20Kb. The electron microscopic examination on purified virus showed the pleomorphic appearance of enveloped particles with 5-10nm surface projections, which fit with the shape of coronavirus. The etiological survey on swine diarrhea by immunofluorescence test(FA) indicated 17.5% positive rate on the PEDV infection. In addition, the incidence were detected both in piglets within two weeks old as well as fattening pigs. Serological survey by ELISA revealed the overall 45% positive result, thus, indicating the PEDV infection are widespread throughout this country.