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An Update on the Epidemiology and Pathology of African Swine Fever

Investigation article published in Journal of Comparative Pathology

January 1st, 2015

African swine fever (ASF) is one of the most important infectious diseases of swine and has major negative consequences for affected countries. ASF is present in many sub-Saharan countries, Sardinia and several countries of eastern and central Europe, where its continuous spread has the swine industry on heightened alert. ASF is a complex disease for which no vaccine or treatment is available, so its control is based on early detection and rapid control of spread. For a robust and reliable early detection programme it is essential to be able to recognize the clinical signs and pathological changes of ASF, keeping in mind that in most cases the first introductions don`t show high mortality nor characteristic clinical signs or lesions, but fever and some hemorrhagic lymph nodes. Knowledge of the main characteristics of this infection, including its current distribution and routes of transmission, is also essential for preventing and controlling ASF. This review addresses each of these topics and aims to update knowledge of the disease in order to improve early detection of ASF in the field and allow implementation of public health programmes




Sanchez-Vizcaino JM., Mur L., Gomez-Villamandos JC. and Carrasco L.




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Inmunología Viral y Medicina Preventiva (SUAT). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad de CórdobaDepartamento de Anatomía y Anatomía Patológica Comparadas. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad de Córdoba (UCO).







Journal of Comparative Pathology
FACTOR YEAR Q
1.173 2015

NLMID: 102444

PMID: 25443146

ISSN: 0021-9975



TITLE: An Update on the Epidemiology and Pathology of African Swine Fever


JOURNAL: J. Comp. Pathol.


NUMERACIÓN: 152(1):9-21


AÑO: 2015


PUBLISHER: Academic Press


AUTHORS: Sanchez-Vizcaino JM., Mur L., Gomez-Villamandos JC. and Carrasco L.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpa.2014.09.003


CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Sanchez-Vizcaino JM., Mur L., Gomez-Villamandos JC. and Carrasco L. An Update on the Epidemiology and Pathology of African Swine Fever. Journal of Comparative Pathology. 152(1):9-21. 2015. (R). ISSN: 0021-9975. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcpa.2014.09.003


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