This report represents a case study of an outbreak of African swine fever ASF that took place in the autonomic region of Extramadura, Badajoz Province, during the month of August, , and aims to describe the Spanish ASF eradication programme as carried out in the field at producer level. Since there is no vaccine available for ASF, the identification and slaughter of carrier animals is crucial to the control of the disease. A case of ASF, which caused one secondary outbreak, was diagnosed on 26 August and is described in terms of case history, laboratory examination, disease eradication measures and epidemiological observations. Additional evidence is presented in an attempt to evaluate and gain an understanding of the long-term risk of carrier animals, wild European pigs, vector ticks and biting flies as a cause of the persistence in endemic areas of recrudescence of ASF in areas from which the disease was previously eradicated. Abstract This report represents a case study of an outbreak of African swine fever ASF that took place in the autonomic region of Extramadura, Badajoz Province, during the month of August, , and aims to describe the Spanish ASF eradication programme as carried out in the field at producer level.
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According to the district, the infected carcass is a fresh boar, which was recovered northeast of Trebitz in the immediate vicinity of the Oder-Spree district border. The location where the dead animal was found is in the already defined core area 3, which includes parts of the Oder-Spree district as well as about 2, ha in the Dahme-Spreewald district. Since the latest ASF detection in a wild boar is within the existing core zone, this has no further impact on the restriction zones already established in the Dahme-Spreewald district, the district said. The state crisis team animal disease control-ASF coordinates the further measures for infection control of the veterinary offices and lower hunting authorities in the counties on site. More about this topic African swine fever Fear of mutation in China A new form of the ASF virus is prompting Australia to increase biosecurity measures. The nationwide total thus grew to more than detections.
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Infected pigs found in two towns near capital Manila, as country becomes latest to be hit by disease. The Philippines has reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from Slovakia to China, pushing up pork prices worldwide. The virus is not harmful to humans but causes haemorrhagic fever in pigs that almost always ends in death. There is no antidote or vaccine and the only known method to prevent the disease from spreading is a mass cull of affected livestock.
New vaccine trials hold great promise in the management of an East African strain of African swine fever ASF , one of the most devastating diseases to afflict pigs. Up to 10 vaccine candidates have been lined up for tests, in a project that commenced in The genetic characterization of all the ASF virus isolates known so far has demonstrated 23 geographically related genotypes with numerous subgroups, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO. By then, we hope to have found a candidate vaccine that can be produced. An effective vaccine could be a breakthrough for pig farmers across the globe.