Are mosquitoes a risk for ASF?

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, the MSHMP tip summarized a publication by Qin et al. regarding the risk of mosquitoes carrying and transmitting African Swine Fever virus.

Key Points

  • African swine fever (ASF) continues to pose a large risk in the absence of safe and effective ASF vaccines
  • There is evidence indicating that mosquitos may be a possible ASF vector 
  • Mosquitos captured at ASF positive farms had DNA extracted and tested for ASF with no positive results
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