PRRSv is enlisted as a Notifiable Disease in Northern Ireland (The Diseases of
Animals –Northern Ireland- Order 1981) after it was first diagnosed in 1997. The
prevalence of infection in 2011 was 36.6% of the Northern Irish pig producers.
In April 2013, the main boar stud of the island, located in the Republic of Ireland, was
diagnosed with PRRSv infection. This stud was supplying semen to around 70% of
producers in the whole island.
Virology and Viral Diseases