A year on high alert for African swine fever

Looking back on the situation surrounding African swine fever in 2019, Jennifer Parker assesses the impact the virus has had on pig herds this year and discusses what is to come in 2020.
a wild boar walks through a forest
The spread of African swine fever in Europe has mostly been through wild boar populations
researcher investigating the DNA of viruses
No vaccine has been approved for commercial prevention ASF to date, though research institutions are racing to develop an effective preparation

Jennifer Parker

Jennifer Parker, BSc, PgDip, MSc, is a science writer and editor. She studied zoology, endangered species re-covery and palaeoanthropology in the UK. Jennifer was Senior Editor of Veterinary Practice magazine for almost three years; she left the publication in October 2019 to move abroad and pursue a freelance writing career.

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