African swine fever virus (ASFV) can cause highly lethal disease in pigs and is becoming a global threat. Credit: Dan Belanescu, Flickr
African swine fever virus (ASFV) can cause highly lethal disease in pigs and is becoming a global threat.

Viral structure may allow for African swine fever treatment

Unique structure of African swine fever virus enzyme may allow for drug development.

A DNA-copying protein from a lethal pig virus has a unique structure that may offer a target for drugs designed to combat this important agricultural disease, according to a study published Feb. 28 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Yiqing Chen and colleagues at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a highly contagious and deadly disease in pigs that has spread from Africa to areas of Europe and Asia. Currently, there are no treatmen

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