African swine fever in the Czech Republic: Study of molecular epidemiology and biological characteristics of Czech virus isolates
Project no. QK1920187
Category PROJEKTY NAZV / National Agency for Agricultural Research PROJECTS
The aim of the project is to widen our knowledge of African swine fever virus. The project’s emphasis is on spreading of ASFV in the environment, epidemiological study and virus evolution in the Czech Republic. Moreover, biological characteristics of ASFV will be studied, particularly virus persistence in the environment, effect of disinfectants under dirty conditions, host – pathogen interactions based on in vitro system using porcine alveolar macrophages, and viral protein characteristics. The important part of the project closely related with experimental work mentioned previously is preparation of methods concerning biosecurity in pig industry.