In Hà Nam Province, all six cities and districts have detected outbreaks of African swine fever.
Large-scale pig farms in China will now be allowed to test for African swine fever (ASF) in an attempt to detect the virus sooner. This decision overturns an earlier government prohibition on commercial farms carrying out their own testing.
When African swine fever (ASF) hit Poland the authorities, in co-operation with the European Commission, set up three different zones that are each enforced by a different set of regulations, depending on the risk of ASF in that area.
While the full size and scope of China's African swine fever (ASF) epizootic remains frustratingly undefined - and the long-term impacts are largely unknowable - the uncontrolled spread of ASF across Asia could have serious impacts that extend far beyond economic losses for pork producers and a switch to alternative proteins for consumers.
Since African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed in China on August 3, 2018, the disease has spread to several other countries around the world and has sent shockwaves through the pork industry.
Jack Shere, chief veterinary officer for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), runs down a possible bad-case scenario and plan of action.
Such a number would mark a huge chunk of the nation’s pig herd, which Rabobank says stood at 360 million animals late last year, and comes as many in the industry say the spread of swine fever there is much worse than authorities have reported.
A pig carcass which washed up on the shore in Kinmen County has tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), the third such case reported in the county, announced Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center for ASF on Wednesday, April 10.
The decision to scrap the World Pork Expo, held by the National Pork Producers Council in Des Moines each June, signals growing fears about the spread of African swine fever in Asia.
South Africa has detected an outbreak of African swine fever on a farm in North West province.