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African Swine Fever

New Content ItemAfrican swine fever (ASF) is one of the most devastating diseases in pigs and is caused by the ASF virus (ASFV). Since its first discovery in 1921 in Kenya, ASFV has spread from Africa to other parts of the world, causing severe economic losses to the pork industry. Scientists have studied ASF for over 100 years, and many governments have tried to eradicate the disease. Nonetheless, approaches to effectively control ASF are still lacking. In recent years, ASF outbreaks have been reported in China, Belgium, Germany, Italy and many other Asian and European countries. Studies on this disease have gained new popularity. Under this background, we are organizing the special issue "African swine fever" to collect the most recent knowledge on this disease.

The special issue will focus on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, prophylaxis and vaccine development against ASF, as well as the progress on basic biology underlying viral replication, transmission, evolution and its interactions with the hosts. Submissions in the format of original research articles, reviews and opinions are welcome.

Articles will undergo all of the journal's standard peer review and editorial processes outlined in its submission guidelines

Guest Editors:

New Content ItemDr. Qigai He 
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Disease
Huazhong Agricultural University, China

New Content ItemDr. Denis Kolbasov
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Disease
Federal Research Center of Virology and Microbiology (CVM) in Pokrov, Russia

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  1. African swine fever (ASF) is a highly lethal disease of domestic and wild swine caused by African swine fever virus (ASFV). The disease currently circulates in Africa, Europe, Asia and on the island of Hispani...

    Authors: Daniel W. Madden, Sun-Young Sunwoo, Natasha N. Gaudreault, Jessie D. Trujillo, Igor Morozov, Carmina Gallardo and Juergen A. Richt
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:14
  2. African swine fever virus (ASFV) is an important pathogen causing acute infectious disease in domestic pigs and wild boars that seriously endangers the global swine industry. As ASFV is structurally complex an...

    Authors: Mingyang Cheng, Jiawei Luo, Yuetong Duan, Yu Yang, Chunwei Shi, Yu Sun, Yiyuan Lu, Junhong Wang, Xiaoxu Li, Jianzhong Wang, Nan Wang, Wentao Yang, Yanlong Jiang, Guilian Yang, Yan Zeng, Chunfeng Wang…
    Citation: Animal Diseases 2022 2:13