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African swine fever virus

Definition:
A sometimes fatal Asfivirus infection of pigs, characterized by fever, cough, diarrhea, hemorrhagic lymph nodes, and edema of the gallbladder. It is transmitted between domestic swine by direct contact, ingestion of infected meat, or fomites, or mechanically by biting flies or soft ticks (genus Ornithodoros).
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https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-taxon
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • ASFV (African swine fever virus)
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/4900
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2017-02-17