Recent Advances in the Diagnosis of Classical Swine Fever and Future Perspectives
Lihua Wang 1, Rachel Madera 1, Yuzhen Li 1, David Scott McVey 2, Barbara S. Drolet 2 and Jishu Shi 1. / 1 Department of Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA; 2 United States Department of Agriculture, Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit, Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA.
1. IntroductionClassical swine fever (CSF), a list-A disease classified by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), is considered as a transboundary animal disease by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) . The disease causes high morbidity and mortality in both feral and domestic pigs and can result in significant economic losses to the swine industry worldwi...