Classical Swine Fever Virus

Authored by: Benjamin Lamp , Till Rümenapf

Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466553965
eBook ISBN: 9781466553989
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With an estimated yield of 1.17 × 10 12 kg in 2012 (Source: FAO Food Outlook), pork provides, after fish, the second largest source of animal protein worldwide. Main producing nations are China (46%), the United States (9.5%), and Germany (5.2%). As pork production increasingly occurs in large pig holdings, infection with devastating pathogens is becoming an imminent risk. The “big” OIE listed, notifiable viral epidemics in swine are food and mouth disease (FMD), Aujeszky’s disease (or pseudorabies), and classical swine fever (CSF). Of increasing importance are porcine reproductive and respiratory disease (PRRS) and African swine fever (ASF).

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