African swine fever

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African swine fever

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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

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(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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His research interests are the molecular evolution and genomics of African swine fever virus.
To the Editor: African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious and deadly hemorrhagic disease of domestic pigs caused by African swine fever virus (ASFV), a double-strand DNA virus of the family Asfarviridae and genus Asfivirus (1).
The persistence of African swine fever virus in field-infected Ornithodoros erraticus during the ASF endemic period in Portugal.
Molecular characterization of African swine fever virus isolates originating from outbreaks in the Russian Federation between 2007 and 2011.
Analysis of the complete nucleotide sequence of African swine fever virus.
In vivo depletion of CD8+ T lymphocytes abrogates protective immunity to African swine fever virus.
Isolation of a non-haemadsorbing, non-cytopathic strain of African swine fever virus in Madagascar.
In this multi-author work, Mettenleiter and Sobrino have compiled 10 chapters that describe what is currently known about the molecular biology of some of the most interesting viruses of veterinary importance, from the tiny circovirus of pigs (1,800 nt of single-stranded DNA) to the highly complex African swine fever virus ([approximately equal to] 200,000 nt pairs of double-stranded DNA).
It is caused by African swine fever virus (ASFV), an Asfatviridae virus, and usually results in acute hemorrhagic fever in susceptible animals with mortality rates up to 100% in some herds (1).
Dixon summarizes the multiple host pathways that are targeted at multiple levels by African swine fever virus.
The disease is caused by African swine fever virus (ASFV; family Asfarviridae), and its continuing spread imposes a growing risk for introduction to disease-free areas with a high density of pigs and/or wild boars.
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