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African Swine Fever just a stone’s throw from Australia

ASF is reported to have already wiped out a quarter of the world’s pigs, and the risk of it infecting pigs in other countries in Asia and elsewhere remains a serious threat. The disease is known to kill about 80 percent of animals which become infected.


In Mozambique, although some pigs were identified that survived infection with a virulent isolate, this apparent resistance was found NOT to be transmitted to offspring based on results of viral challenge experiments (Penrith et al., 2004).


“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?' 'Supposing it didn't,' said Pooh after careful thought. Piglet was comforted by this.” ― A.A. Milne
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