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Epidemiological evaluation of African Swine Fever spread in the Dominican Republic

Reprinted as posted on Swine in Minnesota blog January 26, 2024

Rachel Schambow, Syed Hussain, Maria C. Antognoli, Silvia Kreindel, Raysa Reyes and Andres Perez evaluate contributing factors to the spread of ASF in the Dominican Republic in a collaborative study between the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety at the University of Minnesota, the USDA and the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.

Key points: 
  • 155 ASF outbreaks were reported in the Dominican Republic from Nov. 2022-June 2023.
  • Outbreaks were mainly reported in backyard farms and mostly located in the central provinces of the country, consistent with where most swine production occurs.
  • Lack of biosecurity, management practices and proximity to neighboring outbreaks are implicated in ASF spread.
Continue to read about this research on the Swine in Minnesota blog.

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