First-Time Presence of African Swine Fever Virus Genotype II in Nigeria

TitleFirst-Time Presence of African Swine Fever Virus Genotype II in Nigeria
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsAdedeji, AJ, Luka, PD, Atai, RB, Olubade, TA, Hambolu, DA, Ogunleye, MA, Muwanika, VB, Masembe, C
Volume 10
Start Page26
Date Published01 July 2021
Abstract

A confirmed African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in Nigeria was further investigated by partial sequencing of the B464L and E183L genes of ASF virus (ASFV). Results revealed the first-time presence of ASFV genotype II in Nigeria and West Africa. This finding has serious implications for control measures and food security.

URLhttps://journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/MRA.00350-21
DOI10.1128/MRA.00350-21