Understanding and combatting African Swine Fever: A European perspective

Laura Iacolina (Editor), Mary-Louise Penrith (Editor), Silvia Bellini (Editor), Erika Chenais (Editor), Ferran Jori (Editor), Maria Montoya (Editor), Karl Ståhl (Editor), Dolores Gavier-Widén (Editor)

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The recent introduction and spread of African swine fever (ASF) into Europe and Asia has shown that an integrated, multidisciplinary effort is needed to tackle this disease and the complex challenges it poses. This book presents practical guidelines on surveillance for detection of ASF virus, how to prevent outbreaks in the domestic pig sector through biosecurity and cleaning and disinfection routines, including in backyard holdings, and how to control and eradicate this disease in wild boar. Information on pathological lesions and diagnostic practices are provided to support practitioners. Virus infection mechanisms and the consequent host immune response are reported together with an overview on the status of vaccine and treatment development. Information on ASF epidemiology and the European wild boar and domestic pig populations is presented to assist breeders, wildlife managers and policy makers in designing practices aimed at preventing, or controlling and eradicating, this disease. The book provides currently available knowledge in a single place, and identifies knowledge gaps, prompting policy makers and funding bodies to support the scientific community in investigating the gaps.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Number of pages310
ISBN (Print)978-90-8686-357-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-8686-910-7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2021


  • ASF
  • biosecurity
  • virus
  • vaccine
  • prevention
  • detection


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