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

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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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High level expression of the major antigenic African swine fever virus proteins p54 and p30 in baculovirus and their potential use as diagnostic reagents.
Experimental infection of domestic pigs with African swine fever virus Lithuania 2014 Genotype II field Isolate.
Clinical and immunologic responses of pigs to African swine fever virus isolated from the Western Hemisphere.
Molecular characterization of African swine fever virus isolates originating from outbreaks in the Russian Federation between 2007 and 2011.
Genomic analysis of highly virulent Georgia 2007/1 isolate of African swine fever virus.
To the Editor: African swine fever virus (ASFV) causes a notifiable disease in domestic pigs for which no treatment or vaccine is available, resulting in a mortality rate of [less than or equal to] <100%.
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.
The causative agent, African swine fever virus (ASFV), is a complex DNA virus of the genus Asfivirus within the Asfarviridae family.
African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a large, icosahedral, cytoplasmic, double-stranded DNA virus; it is the only member of the family Asfaviridae, although it shares similarities with other virus families in the superfamily of nucleo-cytoplasmic large DNA viruses (2-4).
Isolation of African swine fever virus from ticks of the Ornithodoros moubata complex (Ixodoidea: Argasidae) collected within the African swine fever enzootic area of Malawi.
Highly sensitive PCR assay for routine diagnosis of African swine fever virus in clinical samples.
Amino acid tandem repeats within a late viral gene define the central variable region of African swine fever virus.
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