Inhibition of African swine fever infection in the presence of immune sera in vivo and in vitro

Am J Vet Res. 1986 Jun;47(6):1249-52.


In assay cultures, sera from African swine fever convalescent pigs inhibited infection by homologous African swine fever virus. The infection-inhibition capacity did not correspond with the virus-neutralizing capacity. The serum did not prevent infection by heterologous virulent viruses. Sera from pigs challenge inoculated with the homologous virulent virus and later with a heterologous virulent virus inhibited the infection by different heterologous virulent viruses. These sera did not interfere with the infection by pseudorabies virus. The specificity of the reaction indicated that the infection inhibition was caused by antibody.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • African Swine Fever / immunology
  • African Swine Fever / prevention & control*
  • Animals
  • Immune Sera / immunology
  • Immune Sera / pharmacology*
  • Swine / immunology*


  • Immune Sera