African Swine Fever 2020

African swine fever (ASF), is a highly contagious viral disease of domestic and wild pigs that has become a serious global threat to the pig industry and related sectors. Its existence and rampant spread has made a significant impact on protein availability, consumption and trade. It also poses a blockbuster opportunity for those involved in the science of the disease and deployment of interventions to combat its spread. This report presents the current status of ASF, including understanding of the virus, epidemiology, history and geographical control, prevention and control methods, state-of-the-art in terms of technological interventions, and the impact of ASF on the commercial pig industry in the absence of a vaccine.

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