Pathogenesis of African swine fever in domestic pigs and European wild boar.

@article{Blome2013PathogenesisOA,
  title={Pathogenesis of African swine fever in domestic pigs and European wild boar.},
  author={S Blome and Claudia Gabriel and Martin Beer},
  journal={Virus research},
  year={2013},
  volume={173 1},
  pages={122-30}
}
African swine fever (ASF) is among the most important viral diseases that can affect domestic and feral pigs. Both clinical signs and pathomorphological changes vary considerably depending on strain virulence and host factors. Acute infections with highly virulent virus strains lead to a clinical course that resembles a viral haemorrhagic fever that is characterized by pronounced depletion of lymphoid tissues, apoptosis of lymphocyte subsets, and impairment of haemostasis and immune functions… CONTINUE READING

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