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All Countries at Risk from Spread of African Swine Fever: OIE

African swine fever will spread further across Asia where it has devastated herds, and no country is immune from being hit by the deadly animal virus, the head of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday. The …

Australia Steps Up Biosecurity at Airports to Prevent Deadly African Swine Fever

Australia banned a traveler from visiting for three years after she failed to declare her suitcase was loaded with food, including products that risk introducing a pig-killing virus. The 44-year-old woman, who arrived at Sydney airport Saturday, was sent back …

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. …