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African swine fever virus DNA in soft ticks, Senegal

Vial L., Wieland B., Jori F., Etter E., Dixon L.K., Roger F.. 2007. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13 (12) : p. 1928-1931.

DOI: 10.3201/eid1312.071022

African swine fever is a highly contagious disease of pigs in Africa. Although its persistence in Senegal may be caused by asymptomatic carriers involved in the domestic transmission cycle, we demonstrated that the soft tick Ornithodoros sonrai can be naturally infected with the causative agent.

Mots-clés : virus peste porcine africaine; peste porcine africaine; ornithodoros; sénégal; ornithodoros sonrai

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