ASF researcher: Controlling Chinese outbreak could take decades

ASF researcher: Controlling Chinese outbreak could take decades

‘ASF is out of Africa for good and … will pose a threat to Europe and the US for a long time,’ former Plum Island pathobiologist says

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Daniel Rock, now a professor of pathobiology at the University of Illinois, studied ASF in the 1990s in hope of developing a vaccine for ASF. At the time, ASF was considered a primarily African problem that wasn’t a major concern for the U.S. But history — coupled with the growth of international trade and the relative ease with which ASF travels — had convinced Rock that ASF would surface again.