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African swine fever : a re-emerging global threat

dc.contributor.authorDiaz, Leslie Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-22T18:50:48Z
dc.date.available2010-07-22T18:50:48Z
dc.date.issued2010-03-31
dc.description.abstractAfrican swine fever (ASF) is a severe hemorrhagic fever of swine that is highly contagious. 4 ASF affects all breeds and ages of domestic swine, as well as a variety of wild swine. 4 In nature the disease is transmitted by argasid ticks (Ornithodoros species) that can also serve as a reservoir.7 In domestic swine, it can be transmitted by direct contact, indirect contact, and by consumption of infected meats or blood.4 Postmortem lesions include a marked splenomegaly and enlarged necrotic and hemorrhagic lymph nodes. 4 ASF is endemic to most of sub-Saharan Africa, and is found in feral pigs in Sardinia, Italy.6 Recently, ASF has spread outside the African continent reaching the Republics of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and several territories in Russia.6 Its contagiousness and lack of prophylactic vaccines or effective control measures make this disease a very serious global threat.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/15241
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior seminar paper
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeminar SF610.1 2010
dc.subjectSwine -- Diseases -- Epidemiologyen_US
dc.titleAfrican swine fever : a re-emerging global threaten_US
dc.typeterm paperen_US

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