International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture

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The Early Silent Epidemiological History of ASF in Northeastern China

Haoning Wang1,2,3, Dingliang Xu3, Yang Sun3, Xiaoyu Zhang3, Xiaoyu Wang3, Xiaolong Wang1,2,*

1The Key Laboratory of Wildlife Diseases and Biosecurity Management of Heilongjiang Province, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.

2Center of Conservation Medicine & Ecological Safety, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.

3School of Geography and Tourism, Harbin University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.

*Corresponding author: Xiaolong Wang

Published: October 26,2023


African swine fever (ASF) was first diagnosed in China on August 2, 2018. It marked the beginning of an epidemic that spread across large areas of China, Mongolia, Hong Kong, and Vietnam within nine months. Although there has been a widespread incidence of ASF virus (ASFV) in Asia, there are fewer reports on the occurrence of the disease in wild boars. We have been monitoring ASF in wild boars in northeast China since 2016. This motivates us to share our negative monitoring results of ASFV and the population information of free-range wild boar obtained in northeast China. The collected data would aid in the reconstruction of the early epidemiological history of ASFV. In addition, the geographical distribution of soft ticks in Northeast China is still not completely clear. Therefore, it is necessary to further investigate the species and quantity of soft ticks in Northeast China to help investigate the mechanism of ASF colonization.


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How to cite this paper

The Early Silent Epidemiological History of ASF in Northeastern China

How to cite this paper: Haoning Wang, Dingliang Xu, Yang Sun, Xiaoyu Zhang, Xiaoyu Wang, Xiaolong Wang. (2023) The Early Silent Epidemiological History of ASF in Northeastern China. International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture7(3), 420-423.