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Belgium prepares to submit a request to regain its status of being free from African Swine Fever (ASF). A country can file for a return of the ASF-free status in case the virus has not been found for 1 full year. Should the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the European Commission agree to the Belgian request, that could lead to an ASF-free status in October, provided that no new...
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ASFV has brought enormous economic loss to a number of countries, and effective vaccine and therapy are still lacking. A rapid, sensitive, and field-deployable detection of ASFV is important for disease surveillance and control. This article describes the development of a Cas12a-mediated portable paper assay to rapidly and precisely detect ASFV.
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The article indicates risk, related to virus load and shedding, and present possible difficulties with proper disease recognition at farm level. The results revealed that even a very low dose (5 HAU) may initiate the infection. Various forms of the disease (acute, subacute, and chronic), mainly with prodromal clinical signs like fever, apathy, and reduced feed intake were observed.
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The EU African swine fever (ASF) regionalisation laid down in Commission Implementing Decision 2014/709/EU1 without prejudice to the provisions of Council Directive 2002/60/EC. The different parts of the Annex to Decision 2014/709/EU were defined considering the epidemiological situation of ASF, including whether it concerns infection in both pigs holdings and the feral pig population.
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This article describes the discovery that deletion of a previously uncharacterized gene, I177L, from the highly virulent ASFV-G produces complete virus attenuation in swine. Animals inoculated intramuscularly with the virus lacking the I177L gene, ASFV-G-ΔI177L, remained clinically normal during the 28-day observational period. All ASFV-G-ΔI177L-infected animals had low viremia titers, showed no...
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