As the genome of the African swine fever virus is complex and whole genome information is currently inadequate, it is important to efficiently obtain virus genome sequence for genomic and epidemiological studies.
African swine fever has spread to Southeast Asia and eastern Europe, with cases found in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Korea, Myanmar, the Philippines, Poland, Belgium and Bulgaria.
In response to African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in other European countries, Denmark upgraded the compulsory border cleaning and disinfection procedure for trucks and also constructed a fence.
A Saskatoon, Canada organization has been given federal approval to develop a vaccine for deadly African Swine Fever.
The ban will remain in effect while official checks are carried out for African swine fever at pig holdings, on vehicles used to transport them and at the final destinations of the animals, the agency said.
Authorities in German states bordering Poland have built fences in an attempt to stop wild boars wandering into Germany and spreading the disease.
Approximately 24,500 pigs will be culled at an industrial farm in the village of Nikola Kozlevo in response to an outbreak of African Swine Fever, the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency said.
Researchers are planning a high-voltage electricity experiment at a farm in southwestern China to create cleaner conditions for animals and explore if it could help halt the African swine fever pandemic.
African swine fever has been detected in pigs being illegally transported in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.
Unlike China, where huge herds are reared and processed in factory-like conditions and outbreaks can be contained, in Indonesia most pigs are raised in backyard sties or on small farms, and sold at markets where the virus can easily spread.