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Classical swine fever in China: A minireview
- Luo, Yuzi, Li, Su, Sun, Yuan, Qiu, Hua-Ji
- Veterinary microbiology 2014 v.172 no.1-2 pp. 1-6
- Classical swine fever virus, epidemiology, hog cholera, live vaccines, stakeholders, swine, vaccination, China
- Classical swine fever (CSF), caused by Classical swine fever virus (CSFV), is an OIE-listed, highly contagious, often fatal disease of swine worldwide. Currently, the disease is controlled by prophylactic vaccination in China and many other countries using the modified live vaccines derived from C-strain, which was developed in China in the mid-1950s. This minireview summarizes the epidemiology, diagnostic assays, control and challenges of CSF in China. Though CSF is essentially under control, complete eradication of CSF in China remains a challenging task and needs long-term, joint efforts of stakeholders.