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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Biological characteristics of African swine fever virus isolated on the territory of the Russian Federation [in Russian].
The circular also asked the Ministry of Agriculture and related authorities to guide pig slaughterhouses to conduct self-checks and carry out the monitoring of African swine fever risks on their own.
African swine fever, according to the World Organization for Animal Health, "is a highly contagious hemorrhagic disease of pigs, warthogs, European wild boar, and American wild pigs."
The General Directorate of Animal Health and Production director-general Tan Phannara told The Post on Thursday that the outbreak of African swine fever in Ratanakkiri is not a result of pigs being legally imported from Vietnam, as the province is not authorised to import pigs from neighbouring countries.
The plan was announced at the start of a two-day international seminar about the prevention of African swine fever hosted by National Taiwan University.
African swine fever. In: Manual of diagnostic tests and vaccines for terrestrial animals 2013; Vol 2, Chapter 2.8.1 [cited 2014 Jan 8 ].
African swine fever is potentially the biggest animal disease event the world has ever seen and its marching south through Asia, towards Australia, Minister McKenzie said.
At present, only passengers arriving from a total of 10 countries or territories where African swine fever is widespread, such as China and Vietnam, or where the Taiwanese authorities deem the risks are high, such as Thailand and the Philippines, have their carry-on luggage checked upon arrival at Taiwanese airports.
Garcia issued Executive Order 14 last week, which orders a ban on the entry of pork products and live hogs in the province for 100 days amid the African Swine Fever scare.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's southwestern province of Sichuan, the country's top pig-farming province, is removing some restrictions on hog production to stabilize supply after an epidemic of African swine fever reduced herds.
The carcass of a killed wild boar has given a positive result for the disease virus."A new case of African swine fever has been discovered in a wild boar found in the territory of Perushtitsa." This was announced by the director of the Regional Directorate of Forests in Plovdiv, Miroslav Dimitrov, immediately after the meeting of the Regional Epizootic Commission, quoted by BTA.
BiH Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Minister Mirko A arovic decided to form crisis center to tackle African Swine Fever, a crisis staff that will work to prevent spreading of the disease in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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