Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Researchers focusing on six unique strains of African swine fever

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Along with the many other viruses the USDA follows, there is another virus that has the attention of agriculture producers around the world. The virus is called African swine fever (ASF). The USDA describes the virus as “a highly contagious and deadly viral disease affecting both domestic and feral swine of all ages.”

ASF is not spread to humans and is not a threat to food security. The virus is located in many countries such as the Dominican Republic, Haiti, China, Mongolia, Vietnam and the European Union. The United States has not had any cases of ASF. Symptoms. . .

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