African Swine Fever Virus


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African Swine Fever Virus

A large double-stranded DNA virus which is the only member of the Asfarviridae family. It infects domestic pigs, warthogs, and bush pigs, causing lethal haemorraghic disease in these animals. It is endemic to sub-Saharan Africa and cycles from ticks to wild pigs/bush pigs/warthogs and back.
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