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African swine fever: gap analysis report: November 2018.

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This gap analysis report is a compilation of gap analyses conducted during 4 scientific conferences organized by the Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance (GARA) during 2013-18. It summarizes current knowledge about African swine fever (ASF) virus, gaps in knowledge, and research needs in relation to virology, pathogenesis, immunology, vaccines, diagnosis, epidemiology, surveillance, feral swine and wild Suidae, and tick vector. The economic impact of ASF in swine industries is described. Several countermeasures (surveillance, depopulation, biosecurity, vaccines, diagnostics, disinfectants/inactivation, acaricides, antivirals and personal protective equipment) are assessed. Research priorities to rapidly detect, control and respond to an ASF outbreak are recommended.