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Abstract

Attenuated and non-haemadsorbing (non-HAD) genotype II African swine fever virus (ASFV) isolated in Europe, Latvia 2017.

Abstract

A non-haemadsorbing (non-HAD) ASF virus (ASFV) genotype II, namely Lv17/WB/Rie1, was isolated from a hunted wild boar in Latvia in 2017. Domestic pigs experimentally infected with the non-HAD ASFV developed a nonspecific or subclinical form of the disease. Two months later, these animals were fully protected when exposed to other domestic pigs infected with a related virulent HAD genotype II ASFV.