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Philippines Warns Hog Traders Who Ignore Quarantine Rules as Swine Fever Spreads

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture on Tuesday threatened legal action against hog traders ignoring strict animal quarantine rules as it confirmed new cases of African swine fever infections in metropolitan Manila and a northern province. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said …

African Swine Fever Spreads in Philippines

Blood samples from pigs in backyard farms in the Philippine capital Manila tested positive for African swine fever, the Department of Agriculture said on Friday, less than two weeks after it declared the country’s first outbreak of the disease. The …

African Swine Fever Spreads Further in Eastern Europe

A deadly pig virus is spreading further in eastern Europe as the region struggles to contain a long-running outbreak of the disease. Serbia has reported its first suspected cases of African swine fever, just weeks after Slovakia said it had …

EU Fights Spread of African Swine Fever with 10 Countries Now Affected

The European Union faces an urgent challenge in tackling an outbreak of African swine fever which threatens Bulgaria’s pig breeding industry, a Commission spokeswoman said on Thursday. Ten EU nations are currently affected by African swine fever, with particularly bad …

African Swine Fever Detected at Another Bulgarian Pig Farm

Bulgaria has detected another outbreak of African swine fever at a pig breeding farm near the north eastern city of Ruse, after the deadly virus was discovered earlier this month, the food safety agency said on Wednesday. That was the …

Bulgaria Fights Spread of African Swine Fever

Bulgaria has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of deadly African swine fever and protect the country’s 600-million lev ($344 million) pig-breeding industry, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday. The highly contagious disease, which is incurable in pigs but …

China’s Pig Farms Tighten Biosecurity to Beat African Swine Fever

A devastating outbreak of African swine fever that has killed millions of pigs in China is changing attitudes in a country where farm hygiene has often been seen as lax by international standards. From farms to feed mills to transport, …

China’s Swine Fever Losses May Be Twice as High as Officially Reported

As many as half of China’s breeding pigs have either died from African swine fever or been slaughtered because of the spreading disease, twice as many as officially acknowledged, according to the estimates of four people who supply large farms. …

Vietnam Culls More Than 2.5M Pigs to Contain Deadly African Swine Fever: Officials

Vietnam has culled more than 2.5 million pigs to contain the spread of an African swine fever outbreak that is in danger of infecting every province of the country, an agriculture ministry official said on Tuesday. The virus, which is …

S. Korea Scrambles to Stop Spread of African Swine Fever After N. Korea Outbreak

South Korea said Friday that it is scrambling to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea confirmed an outbreak at a farm near its border with China. South Korea’s agriculture …