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.

African swine fever

n
(Veterinary Science) vet science a highly contagious fatal disease of pigs caused by a myxovirus. The disease is characterized by fever, blotches on the skin, depression, and lack of coordination
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German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt has rejected a plea from the farming association to refrain from imposing an export ban if African swine fever was identified in wild boars, saying Germany was not in a position to bypass EU rules.
BGN 200,000 of the funds are for purchase of tests for early detection of African swine fever virus (ASFV).
There has never been a case of African swine fever in the UK and it does not affect humans, but it is potentially fatal to pigs.
Research has also been renewed to study another pig disease, the deadly African swine fever, that's threatening global economies.
Scientists from academia, industry, and government agencies in North America and Europe review the current status of vaccines and diagnostics for high priority transboundary animal diseases, decision-making and regulatory processes for veterinary biologics, translating research findings into licensed novel vaccines and diagnostics, and the roles and responsibilities of government agencies, as well as achievements and gaps in vaccine and diagnostics development for 11 diseases: highly pathogenic avian influenza, exotic Newcastle disease, foot and mouth disease, Rift Valley fever, Nipah and Hendra virus, African swine fever, classical swine fever, heartwater, Q fever, Ebola, and Schmallenberg virus.
Volgograd, Ramadan 18, 1434, Jul 27, 2013, SPA -- A fresh outbreak of African swine fever was fixed on Friday in the Uryupinsk district of Russia's Volgograd region, a regional government source told Itar-Tass.
Cases of African swine fever have not been reported in Georgia since 2008, thus, this diseases could not spread to Russia from
Foot-and-mouth disease was detected in Paraguay; African swine fever in Russia; classical swine fever in Mexico; and avian influenza (H5N1) throughout Asia.
April 30 2010 - Controlling African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to be problematic for Russia following its reappearance on its territory at the end of 2007, according to a US government report.
Meanwhile the industry is facing another threat in the form of African Swine Fever.
Prof Martin Shirley, IAH''s director, said it also recognised the emerging climate change threat posed by diseases such as foot-and-mouth, bluetongue and African swine fever.
Molecular epidemiology of African swine fever in East Africa.
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