Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Special Issue: African swine fever - the forgotten pandemic.

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This special issue contains 25 papers on African Swine Fever (ASF) as a transboundary and emerging disease. Topics include: one hundred years of African swine fever: a tribute to R. Eustace Montgomery; a scoping review of African swine fever virus spread between domestic and free living pigs; African swine fever vaccine: turning a dream into reality; detection of African swine fever virus in free ranging wild boar in Southeast Asia; epidemic situation and control measures of African Swine Fever outbreaks in China 2018-2020; genetic characterization of African swine fever virus from domestic pigs in India; circulation of two different variants of intergenic region (IGR) located between the I73R and I329L genes of African swine fever virus strains in Vietnam; no evidence for African swine fever virus DNA in haematophagous arthropods collected at wild boar baiting sites in Estonia; the genetic variation landscape of African swine fever virus reveals frequent positive selection and adaptive flexibility; African Swine Fever spread across Asia, 2018 to 2019; T cell responses in domestic pigs and wild boar upon infection with the moderately virulent African swine fever virus strain 'Estonia 2014'; the impact of an African swine fever outbreak on endemic tuberculosis in wild boar populations: a model analysis; semiquantitative risk assessment by expert elicitation of potential introduction routes of African swine fever from wild reservoir to domestic pig industry and subsequent spread during the Belgian outbreak (2018-2019); do wild suids from Ndumo Game Reserve, South Africa, play a role in the maintenance and transmission of African swine fever to domestic pigs?; African swine fever virus genotype II in Mongolia, 2019; web scraping applied to acquire difficult to access animal disease outbreak information, using African Swine Fever in Europe as an example; stability of African swine fever virus on spiked spray dried porcine plasma; African swine fever endemic persistence in wild boar populations: Key mechanisms explored through modelling; dynamics of African swine fever virus (ASFV) infection in domestic pigs infected with virulent, moderate virulent and attenuated genotype II ASFV European isolates; molecular characterization of African Swine fever viruses in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal 1989-2016: Genetic diversity of ASFV in West Africa; adaptation of African swine fever virus to HEK293T cells; evaluation of oral fluid as an aggregate sample for early detection of African swine fever virus using four independent pen based experimental studies; African Swine Fever in wild boar: asessing interventions in South Korea; African swine fever in North Sumatra and West Java provinces in 2019 and 2020, Indonesia; and the impact of African swine fever virus on smallholder village pig production: An outbreak investigation in Lao PDR.