African swine fever Virus genotype II in Nigeria and West Africa
Assoc. Professor Charles Masembe's team has unveiled for the first-time presence of African swine fever Virus genotype II in Nigeria and West Africa.
This was done by partial sequencing of the B464L and E183L genes of ASF virus (ASFV). This finding has serious implications for ASFV control measures and food security. The research paper with the findings is available at the available link: https://journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/MRA.00350-21
The research was made possible through funding from the African Union Commission.