This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.
This week, we are presenting a report by Bellou et al., from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece on the first case of African Swine Fever discovered back in 2020.
- In February 2020 the first African Swine Fever (ASF) case in Greece was diagnosed in a backyard swine farm.
- Clinical symptoms were vague and necropsy findings could be attributed to other conditions, including ASF.
- In areas neighboring high ASF-risk areas, ASF should always be included on the differential diagnosis, even in cases with mild symptoms, due to the high mortality rate and acute spread that ASF poses.