Infection of pigs with African swine fever virus via ingestion of stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans)

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  • Ann Sofie Olesen
  • Louise Lohse
  • Mette Frimodt Hansen
  • Anette Boklund
  • Halasa, Tariq
  • Graham J Belsham
  • Thomas Bruun Rasmussen
  • Anette Bøtner
  • Bødker, René

Within Eastern Europe, African swine fever virus (ASFV) has unexpectedly spread to farms with high biosecurity. In an attempt to explain this process, pigs were allowed to ingest flies that had fed on ASFV-spiked blood, which had a realistic titre for an infected pig. Some of the pigs became infected with the virus. Thus, ingestion of blood-sucking flies, having fed on ASFV-infected wild boar before entering stables, represents a potential route for disease transmission.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftTransboundary and Emerging Diseases
Vol/bind65
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)1152-1157
Antal sider6
ISSN1865-1674
DOI
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2018
Eksternt udgivetJa

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