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Classical Swine Fever
2011-01-24 12:46:33

Classical swine fever, or hog cholera, is a contagious disease of pigs and wild boar. It causes fever, skin lesions, convulsions, and usually death within 15 days. Symptoms are indistinguishable from those of African swine fever. CSFV, previously called hog cholera virus, is the infectious agent. It is closely related to ruminant pestiviruses which causes Bovine Viral Diarrhea. Effects vary...

African Swine Fever Virus
2011-01-05 13:01:59

The African Swine Fever virus, ASFV, is a double-stranded DNA virus that replicates in the cytoplasm of infected cells. It can affect most pigs, wild and domesticated, as well as soft ticks. It is the only virus with a DNA genome that is transmitted by arthropods. The virus causes a lethal hemorrhagic disease in domestic pigs which sometimes leads to death in as little as a week. In every...

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