What is African swine fever and how does it spread?

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A contagious, untreatable and often fatal virus is sweeping the global pig population – and future mutations could affect humans

ASF is a highly contagious viral pig disease. The most common symptoms of the virus in its acute form are a high temperature and loss of appetite; other symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, and difficulty with breathing and standing. There is no treatment for the disease, some versions can have a 100% mortality rate in certain circumstances. It is not the same as swine flu.

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