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ASF Asia: Virus likely in wild boar; Korea prepares for second wave

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Source: Pig Progress, 24 July 2020, photo credit: World Economic Forum/Reuters

Scientists have pointed out the likelihood that African Swine Fever is circulating unnoticed in wild boar populations in Asia. In the meantime, South Korea is gearing up for a second wave in wild boar, flooding hampers China’s restocking and Myanmar reported new outbreaks.

Timothée Vergne and Claire Guinat, 2 researchers from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France and Dirk U. Pfeiffer, City University of Hong Kong, sent a research letter to the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication by the Centers for Disease Control in the United States. In the letter, which was published online mid-July 2020, the authors pointed out why ASFv is likely circulating in wild boar populations in Asia.
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