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Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012

Letter

African Swine Fever Virus, Tanzania, 2010–2012

Gerald MisinzoComments to Author , Christopher J. Kasanga, Chanasa Mpelumbe–Ngeleja, Joseph Masambu, Annette Kitambi, and Jan Van Doorsselaere
Author affiliations: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania (G. Misinzo, C.J. Kasanga); Central Veterinary Laboratory, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (C. Mpelumbe-Ngeleja, J. Masambu); Kilombero District Council, Ifakara, Tanzania (A. Kitambi); and Higher Institute for Nursing and Biotechnology, Roeselare, Belgium (J. Van Doorsselaere)

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A) Locations in which African swine fever outbreaks occurred during 2010–2012. B–G) Postmortem lesions observed in slaughtered pigs at the Ifakara slaughterhouse of Kilombero District and geographic location of African swine fever outbreaks in Tanzania, 2010–2012. Postmortem lesions include cutaneous hemorrhage on the medial side of the pinna (B) and forelimb above the carpal joint (C); hemorrhagic gastrohepatic lymph node (arrow and insert) (D), intestines (E) and spleen (F); and splenomegaly (

Figure. . A) Locations in which African swine fever outbreaks occurred during 2010–2012. B–G) Postmortem lesions observed in slaughtered pigs at the Ifakara slaughterhouse of Kilombero District. Postmortem lesions include cutaneous hemorrhage on the medial side of the pinna (B) and forelimb above the carpal joint (C); hemorrhagic gastrohepatic lymph node (arrow and insert) (D), intestines (E) and spleen (F); and splenomegaly (G). Insert in panel G indicates portions of spleens obtained from different animals showing rounding of edges of the spleen caused by splenomegaly (spleen on the left and center) compared with normal edges of the spleen (spleen on the right). DR Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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