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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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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Russia imposed the ban on live pig and pork products in response to what it said was the detection of the African Swine Fever virus in EU member states Lithuania and Poland.
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The EU's Standing Veterinary Committee announced on December 7 that the European Commission had given its blessing to a Portuguese swine fever eradication programme, in the wake of a report of an outbreak of the deadly African swine fever virus on a farm in the Alentejo region, on November 15.
He is a virologist and leader of ARS' African Swine Fever Virus Research Unit at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, which is set on an 840-acre island in New York's Long Island Sound.
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