Author Archives: Paula López Monteagudo

A significant step forward in the fight against african swine fever

African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly lethal hemorrhagic disease for domestic pigs and European wild boards. ASF is a disease of mandatory declaration to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and is caused by African Swine Virus (ASFV), a rather complex and large virus against which there is no treatment, nor vaccine, thus relying for its control in its early detection and slaughtering of infected and potentially exposed animals.

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