Funding for this research was provided by:
Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) of the Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Received: 24 April 2020
Accepted: 23 August 2020
First Online: 28 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The samples used in this study were collected from naturally dead domestic pigs according to common veterinary practice as part of routine veterinary investigation by the District Veterinary Officer under the supervision of the national veterinary epidemiologist according to the Malawian Control and Diseases of Animals Act (CAP 66:02 of 1967) and to rule 6 of the Swine Fever Rules G.N. 209/1968. Oral consent was obtained from the domestic pig owners before sampling of their dead domestic pigs and documented in the District Veterinary Officer registry.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.