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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.

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. (Résumé d'auteur)

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

Thématique : Maladies des animaux

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