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Scientists in Debrecen are also fighting swine fever in Africa
Author: Dehir.hu | [email protected]
Published on 10/13/2021 14:50 | Updated: 10/13/2021 14:50
The Faculty of Agriculture, Food Science and Environmental Management of the University of Debrecen and the National Food Chain Safety Office (Nébih) have set the goal of developing a special monitoring system for the detection and prevention of infections transmitted by wild animals.
On October 13, László Stündl, Dean of the Faculty, and Márton Oravecz, President of Nébih, signed the research exhibition on this collaboration at the World Exhibition of Hunting and Nature.
Persistent African swine fever (ASP) infection of the domestic wild boar population poses a direct threat to domestic pigs. The spread of the disease could even lead to the cessation of all domestic pork exports, it was said at the signing. The joint research of the University of Debrecen and Nébih is planning a comprehensive study of wild stocks of important economic value in Hungary. In doing so, saliva and faeces samples of dead and diagnostic killing specimens of feral pigs, among others, are analyzed. With the widest mapping of the microbial flora, modifications are made that are not sought and that later predict the deterioration of the stock, the greater exposure to infection.
The aim of the cooperation between the University of Debrecen and Nébih is to develop a sensitive and cost-effective monitoring system suitable for the detection of further infections transmitted by wild animals, including ASP, and for the further detection of possible animal-to-human diseases.
indicates the risk of infection, deterioration of the health of the herd.
The monitoring system helps to classify the areas infected with ASP.
The emergence and spread of the African certificate that is the biggest problem today an up-to-date ASP map of Nébih can be accurately localized based on. Domestic pigs and feral pigs are susceptible to the ASP virus at all ages, and infected animals die almost without exception. ASP virus is infectious under free conditions for 3-5 weeks. It survives in soil for less than 100 days in summer and at least 200 days in winter. It retains its infectivity in carcasses, blood and meat for months. Current antiviral veterinary drugs do not affect swine fever, nor are effective vaccines available.