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Risk of African swine fever virus introduction into the United States through smuggling of pork in air passenger luggage

Investigation published in Scientific reports

October 8th, 2019

African swine fever causes substantial economic losses in the swine industry in affected countries. Traditionally confined to Africa with only occasional incursions into other regions, ASF began spreading into Caucasian countries and Eastern Europe in 2007, followed by Western Europe and Asia in 2018. Such a dramatic change in the global epidemiology of ASF has resulted in concerns that the disease may continue to spread into disease-free regions such as the US. In this study, we estimated the risk of introduction of ASF virus into the US through smuggling of pork in air passenger luggage. Results suggest that the mean risk of ASFV introduction into the US via this route has increased by 183.33% from the risk estimated before the disease had spread into Western Europe or Asia. Most of the risk (67.68%) was associated with flights originating from China and Hong Kong, followed by the Russian Federation (26.92%). Five US airports accounted for >90% of the risk. Results here will help to inform decisions related to the design of ASF virus surveillance strategies in the US




Jurado C., Mur L., Perez-Aguirreburualde MS., Cadenas-Fernández E., Martinez-Lopez B., Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. and Perez A.




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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).

Kansas State UniversityDepartment of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology. College of Veterinary Medicine. Kansas State University (KSU).

University of MinnesotaCollege of Veterinary Medicine. University of Minnesota (UMM).

University of California-DavisDepartment of Medicine & Epidemiology. School of Veterinary Medicine. University of California-Davis (UCDAVIS).







Scientific reports
FACTOR YEAR Q
4.011 2018

NLMID: 101563288

PMID: 31594957

ISSN: 2045-2322



TITLE: Risk of African swine fever virus introduction into the United States through smuggling of pork in air passenger luggage


JOURNAL: Sci Rep


NUMERACIÓN: 9(1):14423


AÑO: 2019


PUBLISHER: London : Nature Publishing Group, copyright 2011


AUTHORS: Jurado C., Mur L., Perez-Aguirreburualde MS., Cadenas-Fernández E., Martinez-Lopez B., Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. and Perez A.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


4th
Estefanía Cadenas Fernández
6th
José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez

DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.1038/s41598-019-50403-w


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Jurado C., Mur L., Perez-Aguirreburualde MS., Cadenas-Fernández E., Martinez-Lopez B., Sanchez-Vizcaino JM. and Perez A. Risk of African swine fever virus introduction into the United States through smuggling of pork in air passenger luggage. Scientific reports. 9(1):14423. 2019. (A). ISSN: 2045-2322. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-50403-w


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