African swine fever virus

Reddening of the ears is a common sign of African swine fever in pigs.
Diagram of ASFV virion
Macrophage cell in early stages of infection with ASFV
The swelling around the kidneys and the muscle hemorrhages visible here are typical of pigs with African swine fever.
A multi-language sign in Germany telling people to dispose of waste food in closed waste bins to prevent boars eating it
A hunter takes a blood sample for ASP testing of a wild boar he killed outside Kaiserslautern, Germany, October 2, 2018.
Evolution of African swine fever across the world from 1 January 2018 to 22 September 2018 in domestic swine (circles) and wild boar (triangles)

Large, double-stranded DNA virus in the Asfarviridae family.

- African swine fever virus
Reddening of the ears is a common sign of African swine fever in pigs.

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Alpha

Orthopoxvirus particles

DNA virus

Virus that has a genome made of deoxyribonucleic acid that is replicated by a DNA polymerase.

Virus that has a genome made of deoxyribonucleic acid that is replicated by a DNA polymerase.

Orthopoxvirus particles
The canine parvovirus is an ssDNA virus.
Illustrated sample of Duplodnaviria virions
A ribbon diagram of the MCP of Pseudoalteromonas virus PM2, with the two jelly roll folds colored in red and blue

Notable disease-causing viruses in Varidnaviria include adenoviruses, poxviruses, and the African swine fever virus.

A) Electron micrograph of poxvirus particles in synovium of a big brown bat, northwestern United States. B) Negative staining of poxvirus particles in cell culture supernatant. Scale bar = 100 nm.

Poxviridae

Family of ds dna

Family of ds dna

A) Electron micrograph of poxvirus particles in synovium of a big brown bat, northwestern United States. B) Negative staining of poxvirus particles in cell culture supernatant. Scale bar = 100 nm.

Based on the genome organisation and DNA replication mechanism it seems that phylogenetic relationships may exist between the rudiviruses (Rudiviridae) and the large eukaryal DNA viruses: the African swine fever virus (Asfarviridae), Chlorella viruses (Phycodnaviridae) and poxviruses (Poxviridae).

Pinpoint hemorrhages on the kidneys are characteristic of classical swine fever.

Classical swine fever

Highly contagious disease of swine (Old World and New World pigs).

Highly contagious disease of swine (Old World and New World pigs).

Pinpoint hemorrhages on the kidneys are characteristic of classical swine fever.

The signs are indistinguishable from those of African swine fever.