A study of African swine fever virus infected ticks (Ornithodoros moubata) collected from three villages in the ASF enzootic area of Malawi following an outbreak of the disease in domestic pigs.

@article{Haresnape1989ASO,
  title={A study of African swine fever virus infected ticks (Ornithodoros moubata) collected from three villages in the ASF enzootic area of Malawi following an outbreak of the disease in domestic pigs.},
  author={Janet M. Haresnape and Philip J. Wilkinson},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1989},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={507-22}
}
A detailed study was made in 1983-5 in three villages in Mchinji district in the African swine fever (ASF) enzootic area of Malawi, following an outbreak of ASF which affected all three villages. Ticks of the Ornithodoros moubata complex were collected from both pig sties and houses shortly after the outbreak, and approximately 24% contained ASF virus. The proportion of ticks infected did not differ significantly in the three villages, or more surprisingly in different types of premises, and… CONTINUE READING

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