African swine fever: an unprecedented disaster and challenge to China

Infectious Diseases of Poverty
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[Accessed 27 Oct 2018 ]

Commentary
|   26 October 2018
African swine fever: an unprecedented disaster and challenge to China
African swine fever (ASF), caused by African swine fever virus, is a hemorrhagic and often fatal disease of domestic pigs and wild boar, which is notifiable to the World Organization for Animal Health. On August 3, 2018, China reported the first outbreak of ASF in Shenyang, a northeastern city of China. As of October 8, a total of 33 ASF outbreaks were reported in eight provinces in China, the biggest pork producer and consumer in the world.
Authors: Tao Wang, Yuan Sun and Hua-Ji Qiu