African swine fever


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African swine fever

n.
A highly infectious, usually fatal viral disease of swine, characterized by fever, loss of appetite, and diarrhea. It occurs in sub-Saharan Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, and Sardinia.
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His research interests are the molecular evolution and genomics of African swine fever virus.
African swine fever virus p72 genotype IX in domestic pigs, Congo.
A new campaign was launched today (31 July) at the UK's border to help keep the damaging animal disease African swine fever (ASF) out of the country.
The ministry's General Directorate of Animal Health and Production recently said more than 3,000 pigs were killed or culled in Cambodia due to an outbreak of African swine fever in five provinces, including Ratanakkiri, Tbong Khmum, Svay Rieng, Takeo and Kandal provinces.
China bought more pork after being hit by African Swine Fever, which kills almost all infected pigs and there is no cure or vaccine.
African Swine Fever poses no health risk to humans but is highly contagious and usually fatal in pigs.
"The pig-breeding is a competitive 600-million levs industry, which covers 40% of the domestic consumption of pork," Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva, who announced several protective measures on African swine fever, told a news conference.
Although African swine fever is not harmful to people, it is fatal and highly infectious for pigs, with no cure currently available.
'These agencies are directed to confiscate any kind of animal meat, processed or unprocessed, cook or uncooked coming from the countries affected by the African swine fever,' said BAI-Naia Head Reynaldo Quilang.
African swine fever (ASF) is a fatal viral disease that affects pigs of all ages and breeds.
African swine fever is decimating the world's largest hog herd in China, and that holds risk and opportunity for U.S.

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