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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While the omnivorous nature of the animals makes them low-cost nutrient converters, it's also a key reason that African swine fever spreads easily.
This poses the severe risk that African swine fever could spread to Cambodia on a large scale,' Sakhon said.
Genotyping field strains of African swine fever virus by partial p72 gene characterisation.
This vaccine, which would be administered in bait to the wild animals, represents considerable progress in the control of African Swine Fever in the wild and, subsequently, at the domestic/wildlife interface.
NPA chairman Richard Longthorp said: "An outbreak of African swine fever in Britain would represent a blow from which some would not recover.
The current difficulties relating to swine fever only exacerbate the crisis in the pig industry."
The results of the tests for swine fever were slow in coming through because the samples had to be continuously retested at 24-hour intervals to check the virus was not hidden, Mr Scudamore added.
He said the ban shall only be lifted until such time that the Bureau of Animal Industry will make an official declaration that the country is safe from the African swine fever and other related diseases.
The DA has yet to confirm if the cause of high pig mortality in the barangays was due to the African swine fever (ASF).
There will undoubtedly be staffing and organizational changes in the Food Safety Agency, but we cannot make them at the peak of the African Swine Fever (ASF) infection when we need people on the sites, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Desislava Taneva told BNT1 breakfast program on August 9 in connection with the check appointed by the Chief Prosecutor into the Food Safety Agency (BFSA).
Several cans of luncheon meat that were earlier seized from an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) at the Clark International Airport had been tested postive for African Swine Fever (ASF).