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Research shows that domestic pigs are a potential reservoir for Ndumu virus – Highlighting our Publications

An abstract from the ‘Viral metagenomics demonstrates that domestic pigs are a potential reservoir for Ndumu virus‘ report published in the Virology Journal. Background The rising demand for pork has resulted in a massive expansion of pig production in Uganda. This has resulted in increased contact between humans and pigs. Pigs can act as reservoirs … Continue reading

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Renewed research efforts to tackle African Swine Fever (ASF), ILRI Biotech/BecA collaborative project in the New Agriculturist

Causing up to 100 per cent mortality in previously unaffected animals, African Swine Fever (ASF) is a devastating disease of pigs. Endemic across much of Africa, the disease poses a wider threat to global food security, particularly in East Asia, where at least 50 per cent of the protein consumed is pork, much of it … Continue reading