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  • 15 August, 2020

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African Swine Fever (ASF)

African Swine Fever (ASF)

  • African Swine Fever (ASF) is different from swine flu. The virus does not affect people and there is no impact on human health.
  • Swine influenza or swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs, which is caused by type A influenza virus.
  • ASF is a severe viral disease that affects wild and domestic pigs typically resulting in an acute haemorrhagic fever.
  • ASF is caused by a large DNA virus of the Asfarviridae family.

Source: TH


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