Summer 2016 Newsletter
African Swine Fever
Morganne Morrow, January 2016 ADDL extern in diagnostic pathology
Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2016
Originally endemic to sub-Saharan Africa, African swine fever virus (ASFV) has spread to many countries around the world, with severe consequences for swine health and commercial swine production. There have been no recorded outbreaks of ASFV in the United States; however, knowledge of ASFV-related diseases and their diagnosis is integral to surveillance and prevention. ASFV has many genotypes, and the clinical signs vary tremendously. Depending on the course of disease, the efficacy and usefulness of available diagnostic tests will vary. Because the virus is transmitted by soft ticks, control has proven challenging.
Complete article: AfricanSwineFeverMorrow.pdf
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