Half-Life of African Swine Fever Virus in Shipped Feed
November 27, 2019 —
African swine fever virus is transmissible through animal consumption of contaminated feed. To determine virus survival during transoceanic shipping, we calculated the half-life of the virus in 9 feed ingredients exposed to 30-day shipment conditions. Half-lives ranged from 9.6 to 14.2 days, indicating that the feed matrix environment promotes virus stability.
Stoian A, Zimmerman J, Ji J, Hefley T, Dee S, Diel D, Rowland R, Niederwerder M. Half-life of African swine fever virus in shipped feed. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Dec. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2512.191002
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