African Swine Fever Virus

Authored by: Dongyou Liu

Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498700368
eBook ISBN: 9781498700375
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19719-ch91

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Abstract

African swine fever virus (ASFV) is an intracytoplasmi-cally replicating DNA virus that is responsible for African swine fever (ASF). Maintained in warthogs and bushpigs and transmitted by soft ticks of the Ornithodoros genus, ASFV infection in domestic pigs leads to high fever, loss of appetite, hemorrhages in the skin and internal organs, and death (with mortality rates as high as 100%) [1].

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