Special Issue "An Update on African Swine Fever"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 20688
Interests: African swine fever; epidemiology; surveillance; disease prevention and control measures; outbreak investigation
Interests: control and eradication of transboundary animal diseases; virology
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We invite you to contribute to the Special Issue “An Update on African Swine Fever”.
The current African swine fever (ASF) epidemic started in Georgia where ASF virus genotype II was introduced in 2007. During the last 15 years, it spread further to Europe and Asia heavily affecting the wild boar population and domestic pig farms. In large ASF affected areas the wild boar is considered as the main driver and reservoir of ASF virus thus presenting the permanent threat to pig farming industry. The spread of ASF continues due to the lack of effective control measures, especially in wild boar population. Despite the biosecurity measures are suggested to prevent ASF introduction in domestic pigs, thousands of pig farms are affected by ASF annually. While waiting for the safe and effective vaccine against ASF, the preventive and control measures should be strengthened.
Suggested topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- virus maintenance in the wild boar population and environment;
- virus transmission pathways from wild boar to domestic pigs;
- effective ASF prevention and control methods in wild boar;
- surveillance strategies for ASF endemic countries;
- prevention of ASF introduction in domestic pig farms (biosecurity measures);
- development of safe and effective vaccine.
Based on your expertise in the field, we think you could make an excellent contribution to the Special Issue “An Update on African Swine Fever”.
Dr. Edvins Olsevskis
Dr. Klaus Robert Depner
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- African swine fever
- prevention and control measures