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The five news cases were found in dead wild boar close to the first case, Brandenburg state health minister Ursula Nonnemacher told a committee of the state’s parliament, Reuters reports. Initial tests were positive and tests are underway to confirm the additional cases at Germany’s Friedrich-Loeffler scientific institute, she told the meeting.
A wild boar carcass in Brandenburg state, Germany, has been found to be infected with the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.
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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