Monthly Archives: January 2019

Understanding humans – the key to African swine fever control

African Swine Fever Wild Boar Epidemiology Cycle

For more than ten years African swine fever (ASF) has been spreading in Eurasia, currently expanding its territory both west- and eastwards. The disease affects domestic pigs and wild boar: animals usually die within three to ten days after infection and the case fatality rate can be almost 100%. Disease impacts are enormous, relating to the welfare of domestic pigs and wild boar, and negative economic consequences for individual pig farmers, the pig industry, the hunting sector, regions, nations and common trade areas. A review published in Porcine Health and Management presents recent developments in the epidemiological understanding of African swine fever, based on the current epidemic in Europe and Asia.

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