Cardiovirus A (Cardiovirus A, EMCV) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-113225 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 27 Feb 2018 last updated: 29 Jun 2020
Organism information
Cardiovirus A
Kingdom Orthornavirae
Phylum Pisuviricota
Class Pisoniviricetes
Order Picornavirales
Family Picornaviridae
Genus Cardiovirus
Species Cardiovirus A
  • Encephalomyocarditis virus
  • Cardiovirus A
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  • EMCV
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Additional classification
Group IV((+)ssRNA)
Viruses
Characteristics related to biosafety
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Infection with the virus causes encephalomyocarditis and reproductive disease in pigs. Although a variety of mammals may host the virus, pigs are classed as the domestic host as they are most easily infected. It is thought to be spread by rodents.
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  • Research
Additional Information
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