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Research Article

Epidemiological Overview of African Swine Fever in Uganda (2001–2012)

Table 5

Perceived characteristics of ASF occurrence and control in Uganda.

Perceived variablesParametersResponse (numbers/proportion)
YesNoNA

Cases of pig deaths or sickness 29 (1.00)0 (0.00)0 (0.00)

Percentage of the pig population affected <5%7 (0.24)22 (0.76)0 (0.00)
5–15%8 (0.28)21 (0.72)0 (0.00)
20–25%6 (0.21)23 (0.79)0 (0.00)
Over 50%8 (0.28)21 (0.72)0 (0.00)

Rating of ASF as an important disease in relation to other diseasesASF (rank = 3.76)24 (0.83)5 (0.17)0 (0.00)
Helminthiasis/worms (rank = 2.21)29 (1.00)0 (0.00)0 (0.00)
Malnutrition (rank = 8.76)11 (0.38)18 (0.62)0 (0.00)
Piglet anaemia (rank = 11.72)4 (0.14)25 (0.86)0 (0.00)
Cysticercosis (rank = 12.62)1 (0.03)28 (0.97)0 (0.00)
Mange/Ectoparasites (rank = 6.41)18 (0.64)11 (0.36)0 (0.00)
Swine Dysentery (rank = 12.28)4 (0.14)25 (0.86)0 (0.00)
Swine erysipelas (rank = 12.31)1 (0.03)28 (0.97)0 (0.00)
Abortions (rank = 12.28)2 (0.07)27 (0.93)0 (0.00)
Pneumonia (rank = 12.31)1 (0.03)28 (0.97)0 (0.00)
Trypanosomosis (rank = 11.79)4 (0.14)25 (0.86)0 (0.00)
Lameness (rank = 12.69)1 (0.03)28 (0.97)0 (0.00)
Ticks (rank = 12.66)1 (0.03)28 (0.97)0 (0.00)

Most recent incident of ASF outbreak6 months ago10 (0.35)19 (0.65)0 (0.00)
Still ongoing9 (0.31)20 (0.69)0 (0.00)
1 year ago5 (0.17)24 (0.83)0 (0.00)
More than 1 year ago5 (0.17)24 (0.83)0 (0.00)
Shivering1 (0.03)28 (0.97)0 (0.00)

Seasons when incidence is most frequentDry seasons14 (0.48)8 (0.28)7 (0.24)
Wet seasons3 (0.10)19 (0.66)7 (0.24)
Every after 5 years1 (0.03)21 (0.72)7 (0.24)
Every after 2 years1 (0.03)21 (0.72)7 (0.24)
Throughout the year4 (0.14)18 (0.62)7 (0.24)

Months when ASF is frequentJanuary–March3 (0.10)26 (0.90)0 (0.00)
April–June0 (0.00)29 (1.00)0 (0.00)
July–September2 (0.07)27 (0.93)0 (0.00)
October–December2 (0.07)27 (0.93)0 (0.00)
January–June1 (0.03)28 (0.97)0 (0.00)
Throughout the year8 (0.28)21 (0.72)0 (0.00)
January–March, July–September3 (0.10)26 (0.90)0 (0.00)
January–March, October–December2 (0.07)27 (0.93)0 (0.00)
July–December4 (0.14)25 (0.84)0 (0.00)

Actions taken to control ASFQuarantine23 (0.79)5 (0.21)1 (0.03)
Slaughter7 (0.24)21 (0.76)1 (0.03)
Burial of the dead6 (0.21)22 (0.79)1 (0.03)
Avoid immediate restocking1 (0.03)27 (0.97)1 (0.03)
Community sensitization8 (0.28)20 (0.72)1 (0.03)
Disinfection1 (0.03)27 (0.97)1 (0.03)

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