Risk analysis of the potential introduction of African swine fever virus into Thailand by pig products from Italy, 2015 (qualitative risk assessment)
African swine fever (ASF) is a serious contagious pig disease that produces a wide range of clinical signs and lesions. ASF virus (ASFV), the causative agent for ASF, can spread very rapidly. Fortunately, ASF has never been reported in Thailand. The National Institute for Animal Health (NIAH), Department of Livestock Development (DLD) has done an ASF survey and reported zero sero-prevalence. Thailand, however, has imported live pigs and pig products from many countries; most notably in 2015 approximately 4 million kilograms were imported from Italy where ASF outbreaks occurred on the island of ...
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