African Swine Fever Around The World

African Swine Fever has been found in several countries around the world. ( Farm Journal )




Laos Confirms African Swine Fever
Jun 20, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Laos is the newest country to report an outbreak of the deadly African swine fever (ASF) virus.

African Swine Fever in Vietnam: 2.5 Million Pigs Culled to Date
Jun 18, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Officials say that it is “only a matter of time” before African swine fever spreads to all 63 provinces in Vietnam.

South Korea Completes Quarantine Measures to Keep Deadly Virus Out
Jun 18, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
South Korea’s government is erecting fences, testing pigs and patrolling border areas to help keep African swine fever (ASF) out. 

eSwatini Bans Imports of Live Pigs from ASF-Afflicted Countries
Jun 17, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
After an outbreak of ASF in neighboring South Africa, eSwatini banned imports of live pigs on Monday from countries that test positive for the deadly virus.

Taiwan Stops Exports of Kinmen Pork
Jun 10, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Taiwan has suspended the export of pigs and pork from Kinmen County, an outlying county close to China, for at least one week after two more dead pigs drifted ashore Kinmen and tested positive for African swine fever.

Far From Over: New Case of ASF in Poland
Jun 06, 2019 by Sara Brown
While African swine fever (ASF) rages in China, Poland has reported only three outbreaks this year in commercial pig operations. But the latest outbreak indicates the disease is far from over. 

Canada Fears Disaster as China Plans Increased Meat Import Inspections
Jun 06, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Canadian meat industry executives say China’s plans to boost inspections of imported Canadian meats and meat products could have “a disastrous effect” on their business.

African Swine Fever Strikes North Korea
May 30, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The first case of African swine fever has officially been reported in North Korea.

ASF-Caused Pork Hike Squeezes French Deli Meat Industry
May 23, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Bankruptcies may be on the horizon for French deli meat makers if prices can’t be passed on to buyers.

USDA and CFIA Agree to Safe Trade in Event of ASF Outbreak
May 22, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the USDA have agreed to allow safe trade to continue in the event African swine fever is reported in either country. 

Canadian Pork Council Requests Funding to Manage ASF Threat
May 20, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Canadian pork producer René Roy requested funding for additional measures to protect Canada from the threat of African swine fever (ASF).

African Swine Fever Continues to Ravage Vietnam, South Africa
May 13, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
African swine fever continues its deadly march with outbreaks in Vietnam and South Africa.

South Africa Reports Two More African Swine Fever Outbreaks
May 06, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
South Africa reported two more African swine fever outbreaks in April. 

African Swine Fever Rears its Head in South Africa
Apr 10, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
South Africa confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever on a farm in North West province, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health on Wednesday.

South Korea Finds ASF in Packed Pork Sausage
Mar 18, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
South Korean officials discovered African swine fever (ASF) in packed pork sausage brought into the country by a Chinese traveler, the South Korea agriculture ministry said on Friday.

Vietnamese Tourist Carrying Pork Products Denied Entry to Taiwan
Mar 01, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
A female passenger was denied entry to Taiwan when she failed to pay fine after being caught bringing two rice dumplings filled with pork nuggets into the country.

Sánchez-Vizcaíno Tells How Spain Stopped African Swine Fever
Feb 22, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Spain's Dr. Jose Sánchez-Vizcaíno Devotes Career to ASF Eradication

Vietnamese Authorities Search for Answers to ASF Spread
Feb 21, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
ASF continues to plague China while Vietnam remains on high alert after discovering the virus on three farms this week. Vietnamese authorities are raising the question of how ASF is spreading to such remote locations. 

Spain: The Economic Impact of African Swine Fever
Feb 20, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
A quick look at Spain after African swine fever

African Swine Fever Confirmed in Vietnam
Feb 19, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The first confirmed cases of African swine fever have been detected 

African Swine Fever Confirmed in Wild Boar in Bulgaria
Feb 14, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Bulgaria confirmed a new case of African swine fever (ASF) in a wild boar near Devnya on Wednesday.

African Swine Fever Discovered in Pork Sausage at Taiwan Airport
Feb 12, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Pork sausage fragments tossed out at an airport in Taiwan tested positive for African swine fever, officials said Monday. 

Denmark Begins Construction of Wild Pig Border Fence
Jan 31, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Denmark began construction on a 50-mile fence along its border with Germany on Monday in an effort to control the migration of wild pigs from Germany into Denmark.

French Army Helps Stop African Swine Fever at Belgian Border
Jan 28, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The French army is providing logistical support to hunters tasked with culling wild boar in a border zone next to Belgium to help prevent an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), said its agriculture minister on Friday.

Australia Border Patrol Detects African Swine Fever In Pork Products
Jan 22, 2019 by Sara Brown
Australia is reporting the first instances of products with the ASF virus being smuggled into their borders.

ASF Nears; France to Cull All Wild Boars at Belgium Border
Jan 14, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Belgium confirmed new cases of African swine fever one kilometer from the France border

Belgium's ASF-Infected Herd Too Close for Comfort, France Says
Jan 04, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Authorities encourage hunters to help stop the spread of ASF

Taiwan Fears African Swine Fever Spread; China Curbs Cover-ups
Jan 04, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Chinese authorities are cracking down on African swine fever cover-ups on the heels of the discovery of a dead pig on a Taiwanese beach this week that tested positive Thursday for the deadly disease.

Vietnam Ramps Up African Swine Fever Prevention Tactics
Dec 06, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
As African swine fever (ASF) pressures increase in China, neighboring Vietnamese authorities conducted drills on Wednesday to prevent the spread of ASF should an outbreak take place. 

UK Expert Says African Swine Fever is a Battle Worth Waging
Nov 21, 2018 by National Pork Board
Take some comfort in knowing that strict biosecurity and sanitation methods can do a good job of protecting farms from foreign animal disease when correctly implemented.

South Korea, Thailand & Vietnam Step Up Quarantine Efforts Against ASF
Nov 13, 2018 by Sara Brown
Animal health officials in southwest Asia are increasing measures to prevent African swine fever from entering their countries, after China reported confirmation of ASF contaminating feed supplies earlier this week.

German African Swine Fever Expert: It’s a Human-Driven Disease
Nov 07, 2018 by National Pork Board
According to an international expert on African swine fever (ASF), it might pay to start paying more attention to people rather than pigs if we truly want to halt the global spread of the costly disease.

USDA Lifts Restrictions On Pork Imports From Poland
Oct 26, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
USDA lifts temporary restrictions on imports of fresh and frozen pork from Poland due to potential risk from African swine fever (ASF), a highly transmissible, trade-limiting pig disease. 

Japan Finds African Swine Fever In Sausage From China
Oct 24, 2018 by Sara Brown
Japan has since tightened quarantine operations at airports and seaports, especially from those traveling from areas infected with the disease.

U.S. Blocks Pork Imports From Poland Due To African Swine Fever
Oct 19, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
The U.S. suspended pork imports from Poland on Thursday after an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) and concerns over export protocols.

BREAKING: Belgium Hit By ASF; China Adds 10 Regions to Transport Ban
Sep 13, 2018 by Sara Brown
African swine fever has been confirmed by Belgian authorities, escalating worries of the virus’ move into western Europe.

African Swine Fever’s Most Recent Victim in 2018: Ghana
Aug 15, 2018 by JoAnn Alumbaugh, Editor, PORK Network
The Global Agricultural Information Network reports that Ghana has seen its first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in 2018. The disease seems to be spreading at a faster pace this year in Europe, Asia and Africa.