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Abstract

Newly emerged African swine fever virus strain Belgium/Etalle/wb/2018: complete genomic sequence and comparative analysis with reference p72 genotype II strains.

Abstract

In a new example of pathogens hopscotching the globe, African swine fever virus hit north-western Europe's wildlife in summer 2018, marking a further spread of a disease that had invaded Central and Eastern Europe recently. The complete genomic sequence of the Belgium/Etalle/wb/2018 virus is reported, with the hope it will provide a valuable tool for tracing geographical spread and biologic evolution of the virus.