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.
paragraph]) KJ526354 2 * The isolates were selected from the African swine fever virus (ASFV) collection at the National Research Institute for Veterinary Virology and Microbiology (VNlIVViM) in Pokrov, Russia.
Enhanced discrimination of African swine fever virus isolates through nucleotide sequencing of the p54, p72, and pB602L (CVR) genes.
Biological characteristics of African swine fever virus isolated on the territory of the Russian Federation [in Russian].
Protection of European domestic pigs from virulent African isolates of African swine fever virus by experimental immunisation.
Prospects for development of African swine fever virus vaccines.