The Role Of The Hippopotamus In The Epizootiology Of African Swine Fever (A Survey Of The Incidence Of African Swine Fever Virus In Hippopotami In Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda)

Stone, S.S.; Heuschele, W.P.

Bulletin of Epizootic Diseases of Africa 13: 23-28


Spleens from 317 hippopotamus shot under a game-cropping scheme were tested for African swine fever (ASF) virus by the haemadsorption test; all were negative. Suspensions of spleen from 57 of these animals were inoculated into susceptible pigs with similar negative results.