African Swine Fever Around The World

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

South Korea Doubles Down on ASF Disinfection
Oct 03, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The cases of African swine fever in South Korea continue to roll in, bringing the total to 13 cases since Sept. 17.

Hungary Reports New Cases of African Swine Fever in Wild Boars
Sep 30, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Five cases of African swine fever were recently discovered in wild boar carcasses near Budapest, Hungary’s national food safety authority Nebih reported.

Australia on Alert as ASF Spreads Through Neighboring Country
Sep 30, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The presence of African swine fever in the small Pacific nation of East Timor is raising alarms and "puts the disease on Australia’s doorstep,” meat and livestock analyst Simon Quilty says.

Bulgaria: A Case Study of Industrialization and ASF
Sep 25, 2019 by Brittany Bowman
Increased Bulgarian pork consumption is met with increased pork imports and ASF challenges.

African Swine Fever: New Cases in Philippines, South Korea, China
Sep 23, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The reports continue to trickle in as African swine fever makes its way through the Philippines, South Korea and China.

Argentine Meat Plants Cleared for Exports to China
Sep 19, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
China recently granted export licenses to some Argentine meat-processing plants to plug a pork supply gap as African swine fever continues to devastate China’s pig herds.

Second Case of African Swine Fever Strikes South Korea
Sep 18, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
A second case of African swine fever (ASF) has been reported at a pig farm near the border with North Korea, a day after the first case struck South Korea.

South Korea Reports First Case of African Swine Fever
Sep 17, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
South Korea orders a nationwide movement ban of hogs upon discovery of African swine fever at a pig farm near the border with North Korea.

A Global Look At African Swine Fever
Sep 12, 2019 by National Pork Board
African swine fever has wreaked havoc on pork production in many parts of the world. This map shows the more than 40 countries that have reported outbreaks and occurrences of the disease since 2014.

Philippines confirms African swine fever, culls 7,000 pigs
Sep 09, 2019 by Associated Press
Despite confirmation of the infections, officials say authorities are in control of the problem.

U.S. Pork Industry Has Opportunity to Uncover ASF Answers in Vietnam
Aug 29, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
A USDA grant is opening the door to a unique collaboration that will allow U.S. researchers to study the devastating African swine fever virus in Vietnam, where it is causing problems and to study how it works there.

Seven Asian Countries Battle ASF
Aug 28, 2019 by National Pork Board
Continuing its march across the continent, African swine fever now has claimed its seventh Asian country, Myanmar, which is west of most previous known cases.

Ukraine Pork Industry Takes A Huge Hit from African Swine Fever
Aug 22, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Nearly 100,000 pigs will be culled after an African swine fever outbreak was detected at one of Ukraine's biggest pig farms, resulting in what may be the country's worst ASF outbreak ever.

African Swine Fever Found on Two Farms in Russia
Aug 21, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
African swine fever was detected on two private farms in the Amur region of Russia near its border with China.

Philippines Investigates Pig Deaths for African Swine Fever
Aug 19, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The Philippines is investigating a rise in pig deaths in some areas for the deadly African swine fever virus, although no cases have been confirmed yet.

Bulgarian Pig Farmers Balk at Order to Cull Pigs to Prevent ASF
Aug 14, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Some Bulgarian farmers are refusing to comply with measures to protect the country’s hog herd against African swine fever.

Serbia Suspects Four Outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Backyard Pigs
Aug 12, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Serbia reported four suspected outbreaks of African swine fever among backyard pigs on August 12.

Moldova and Russia Report Outbreaks of African Swine Fever
Aug 09, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Moldova and Russia report outbreaks of African swine fever on small farms.

EU Spokeswoman Urges Action to Save Bulgarian Pork Industry
Aug 08, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
A European Union Commission spokeswoman said the spread of African swine fever in Bulgaria “is worrying” and urged action against this catastrophic disease on Thursday.

Pig Culling in Bulgarian Sanitary Zones Launches Protests
Aug 02, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Protest rallies took place in southern Bulgaria as hundreds resisted the government’s order to cull all home-raised pigs in a 12.4-mile sanitary zone around all registered industrial pig farms due to ASF outbreaks.

Two Large Pig Farms in Bulgaria Report African Swine Fever Outbreak
Jul 31, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Two large industrial pig farms in Bulgaria report African swine fever, bringing the total of culled hogs to more than 100,000.

African Swine Fever Hits Slovakia
Jul 28, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Deadly virus discovered in a backyard farm with four pigs near the Hungarian border.

Bulgaria Declares African Swine Fever State of Emergency
Jul 24, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Bulgaria has declared a state of emergency in two districts upon the detection of another African swine fever (ASF) outbreak at a large breeding farm near the northeastern city of Ruse.

Large Breeding Farm Breaks with African Swine Fever in Bulgaria
Jul 22, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
A new outbreak of African swine fever hits a large swine breeding farm in Bulgaria.

African Swine Fever Spurs Change Around the Globe
Jul 17, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
As the outbreaks of African swine fever trickle in, countries around the world are changing their practices to fight off this deadly enemy that’s wreaking havoc on the global pork outlook. 

Bulgaria Finds African Swine Fever in Dead Pigs Near Romanian Border
Jul 12, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Bulgarian authorities discover two new cases of African swine fever in a dead wild boar and a dead pig near the Romanian border.

Cambodia Reports Two More Cases of African Swine Fever
Jul 09, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Cambodia has discovered two more cases of African swine fever in two provinces, bringing the total cases to four.

African Swine Fever Spreads in Vietnam; Vaccine Progress Takes Place
Jul 08, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
As African swine fever continues its march across Vietnam, the Vietnam National University of Agriculture has reported vaccine progress that cause some ASF experts to be skeptical.

ASF Zoning Agreement to Keep Trade Moving Between Canada and EU
Jul 08, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
An African swine fever zoning arrangement will allow Canada and the EU to keep trade moving in the event of an ASF outbreak.

Vietnam Reports ASF Outbreaks in Large Commercial Swine Farms
Jun 25, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Initial ASF outbreaks took place at mostly small household farms, but are now showing up in larger commercial herds in Vietnam, including Phu Son Farm in Dong Nai province.

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.

OIE Passes African Swine Fever Global Resolution
Jun 12, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The World Organization for Animal Health passed a resolution regarding African swine fever, recognizing the need for collaborative preparedness, prevention, detection and control measures. 

USDA Restricts Pork from Mongolia Due to ASF
Jun 12, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Mongolia was added to the list of regions affected with African swine fever on June 10, according the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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.