Epidemiological characteristics of an outbreak of classical swine fever in an area of high pig density.

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Abstract:

The objective of this study was to analyse an outbreak of classical swine fever under a policy of non-vaccination, intensive surveillance and eradication in an area of high pig density. The virus was found in 52 herds, where some 90,000 pigs were slaughtered. The clinical signs were vague and the reports of suspect herds generally coincided with increased mortality. The interval between the first occurrence of clinical signs and the report of a suspect herd was shorter when the disease was first diagnosed in fattening pigs than when it was diagnosed in sows, boars or suckling piglets. Among…

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