Russia's Cherkizovo Group has implemented various biosecurity measures to keep African swine fever out including color-coded trucks, border fences, and catered lunches.
Outdoor farms are emerging in Europe due to an increase in organic farming. Depending on the country and local practices, pig production may have the highest biosecurity levels, to no biosecurity.
Researchers found structural similarities between the African swine fever virus and other diseases that could help develop effective drugs.
The African swine fever virus is large and complex, about 20 times the size of other viruses which have effective vaccines, and traditional methods of vaccine development have been ineffective.
African swine fever virus first infected hogs in China in August 2018 and since then, it has spread across China and neighboring countries prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture and 14 participating states to want to test their readiness.
South Korea is deploying snipers, installing traps, and using drones along its border with North Korea in an effort to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from North Korea.
This is the first time Australia has cancelled a visa over food import violations under strict the new biosecurity laws aimed at keeping African swine fever out of the country.
An African swine fever case at a pig farm on Seokmo Island fuels speculation that wildlife could be responsible for the spread of the virus in South Korea. Only one bridge connects the island with other regions, and the farm had only two pigs with no visits from outside cars.
Hungary's national food safety authority found five cases of African swine fever in wild boar carcasses near Budapest.
A hundred outbreaks killed a total of 405 backyard pigs from smallholders’ farms in the Dili municipal region.