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Classical swine fever (CSF), also known as hog cholera, is a highly contagious viral disease of swine. CSF was eradicated from the United States in 1978 after a 16-year effort by the industry and State and Federal governments. Today, only 16 other countries are free of CSF. In the spring and summer of 1997, outbreaks of CSF were confirmed in Haiti and the Dominican Republic; both countries had eradicated the disease in the early 1980's. Also in 1997, several European countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium, experienced outbreaks and suffered heavy losses. These outbreaks have animal health officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) con- cerned that CSF could spread to U.S. swine herds. While CSF does not cause foodborne illness in peo- ple, economic losses to pork producers would be severe if the disease were to become established again in this country.
New vaccine against African swine fever appears to be more effective than previous vaccines

New vaccine against African swine fever appears to be more effective than previous vaccines

New strain of coronavirus sparks concerns of a wider outbreak throughout China

New strain of coronavirus sparks concerns of a wider outbreak throughout China

The Black Death still lurks all over the world

The Black Death still lurks all over the world

Analysis of long-term data of an outbreak of classical swine fever in wild boars

Analysis of long-term data of an outbreak of classical swine fever in wild boars

Swine fever outbreak spreads to five prefectures across Japan

Swine fever outbreak spreads to five prefectures across Japan

Genetically modified pigs could limit replication of classical swine fever virus, study shows

Genetically modified pigs could limit replication of classical swine fever virus, study shows

The impending risk of African Swine Fever Virus

The impending risk of African Swine Fever Virus

New research projects aim to stop spread of African swine fever and prevent outbreak in the U.S.

New research projects aim to stop spread of African swine fever and prevent outbreak in the U.S.

African swine fever virus does not pose risk to humans

African swine fever virus does not pose risk to humans

African swine fever cases in Western Europe spark concern

African swine fever cases in Western Europe spark concern

Novel approaches could lead researchers to develop new vaccine for East Coast fever, malaria

Novel approaches could lead researchers to develop new vaccine for East Coast fever, malaria

Research on flaviviruses could help in developing effective therapies for persistent infections

Research on flaviviruses could help in developing effective therapies for persistent infections

Research study on cowpox virus

Research study on cowpox virus

Experts warn swine fever could devastate Australian pig population

Experts warn swine fever could devastate Australian pig population

Rockeby Biomed ships first batch of Avian Flu Test kits

Rockeby Biomed ships first batch of Avian Flu Test kits

Pandemics such as Ebola, SARS, and avian influenza demands a more holistic approach to disease control

Pandemics such as Ebola, SARS, and avian influenza demands a more holistic approach to disease control