N.G. Vepkhvadze, I. Menteshashvili, M. Kokhreidze, K. Goginashvili, T. Tigilauri, E. Mamisashvili, L. Gelashvili, T. Abramishvili, M. Donduashvili, G. Ghvinjilia, L. Avaliani, O. Parkadze, L. Ninidze, N. Kartskhia, T. Napetvaridze, Z. Rukhadze, Z. Asanishvili, R. Weller & G.R. Risatti
All 1,231 samples collected for this survey tested negative for ASF. The probability of observing no reactors in a sample of this size (n = 1,231) from a population with an estimated disease prevalence of 1% is very low (<0.0001). Therefore, it is possible but very unlikely that ASFV was present among domestic swine during the span of this survey. These data suggest that, in 2014, domestic pig herds were not the source of the virus, and that the ASF endemic cycle may be supported by the circulation of ASFV among feral pigs, wild pigs, and possibly native Ornithodoros ticks.