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a study of african swine fever virus infected ticks (ornithodoros moubata) collected from three villages in the asf enzootic area of malawi following an outbreak of the disease in domestic pigs.a detailed study was made in 1983-5 in three villages in mchinji district in the african swine fever (asf) enzootic area of malawi, following an outbreak of asf which affected all three villages. ticks of the ornithodoros moubata complex were collected from both pig sties and houses shortly after the outbreak, and approximately 24% contained asf virus. the proportion of ticks infected did not differ significantly in the three villages, or more surprisingly in different types of premises, and was ...19892737257
isolation of african swine fever virus from ticks of the ornithodoros moubata complex (ixodoidea: argasidae) collected within the african swine fever enzootic area of malawi.ticks of the ornithodoros moubata complex were collected from domestic pig sties and dwelling houses, and from a warthog habitat, and tested for the presence of african swine fever (asf) virus. collections were made in 9 of the 24 districts of malawi, these being primarily the districts in which o. moubata is most numerous. asf virus was isolated from ticks collected in both domestic pig sties and houses in certain villages in mchinji district where asf outbreaks had recently occurred. mchinji d ...19883402546
the distribution of ticks of the ornithodoros moubata complex (ixodoidea: argasidae) in malawi, and its relation to african swine fever epizootiology.the distribution of ticks of the ornithodoros moubata complex in different habitats in malawi, particularly pigsties and houses, was established from a four-phase survey undertaken between 1982 and 1985. the first phase consisted of preliminary interviews, the second phase consisted of a questionnaire to veterinary assistants (vas) in rural areas, the third involved tick collections by vas and the fourth involved both interviews and tick collections by members of the central veterinary laborator ...19863734435
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