African Swine Fever


African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious hemorrhagic disease of pigs, and ASF outbreaks have been recently reported in China. Although ASF has NOT been detected in domestic or wild swine in the United States, it is important to remember that strict biosecurity measures help prevent the introduction and spread of viruses in livestock.

ASF is characterized by high fever, loss of appetite, hemorrhages in the skin and internal organs, and death in 2-10 days on average.


Information for owners and pork producers to reduce the chances of an infectious disease being carried into a farm by people, animals, equipment, or vehicles.

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