United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its standing group of experts are building capacity to better address African swine fever and other foreign animal diseases through epidemiology training, lab training, collection and identification and diagnosis.
Germany is issuing leaflets, posters and social media messages in several languages urging people not to throw away waste food in border areas, the Agriculture Minister said.
Poland's Main Veterinary Inspectorate announced on December 2 that nine new cases of African swine fever (ASF) had been discovered in wild boar, following the initial spate of around 20 cases in the Lubuskie province in November.
The South Korea National Institute of Environmental Research reported that a wild boar infected with African swine fever was found by a joint team of military and civilian hunters inside the Civilian Control Line in Paju near the border with North Korea.
The Queensland Government has scaled up its efforts by increasing education and awareness across potential pathways of disease ntroduction such as food outlets that may give leftovers to pig owners, people buying pork products from overseas, and feral pig hunters who might see something unusual. They have also enhanced laboratory diagnostic capacity, boosted biosecurity measures, and provided over 4000 registered biosecurity entities in Queensland.
The positive samples were taken from wild boars.
Homemade, experimental, and imported vaccines against African swine fever virus are prohibited, and risk untold biosafety hazards for the world’s largest pork industry
African Swine Fever (ASF) has been found in wild boar in Poland, heightening the risk of it moving across Europe.
Russia's Cherkizovo Group has implemented various biosecurity measures to keep African swine fever out including color-coded trucks, border fences, and catered lunches.