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Description:From the “Illustrated Manual for the Recognition and Diagnosis of Certain Animal Diseases”, published in 1982, by the Mexico-United States Commission for the Prevention of Foot and Mouth Disease, captured during a swine's necropsy, this photograph depicts the grossly-pathologic appearance of a its lung affected by a case of acute African swine fever (ASF). Note the areas of consolidation, where the lung tissue had been transformed from its normal, spongy consistency, into a firm, condensed mass.
African swine fever is caused by an enzootic DNA virus belonging to the family Asfarviridae. “Classic ASF is a highly-contagious, often acute, viral disease of domestic swine characterized by fever, marked cyanosis of the skin areas, and pronounced hemorrhages of the internal organs, particularly the lymph nodes, kidney, and gastrointestinal mucosa, with mortality approaching 100 percent in initial epizootics (in the classic disease).”
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Jerry J. Callis, PIADC/Dr. Brian W.J. Mahy, CDC
Creation Date:1982
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Links:Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Agricultural Research Service (ARS) – U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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