Six thousand pigs will be destroyed in Hong Kong after its first ever case of African swine fever was found in a slaughterhouse close to the Chinese border.
China has ordered mandatory testing for African swine fever at more than 10,000 slaughterhouses nationwide.
Animal feed ingredients might be pathways for introducing African swine fever virus into the US, but there is uncertainty because of the lack of data on transmission from these sources
The outbreaks were detected in the provinces of Gauteng and Mpumalanga.
African Swine Fever has swept across China with outbreaks in every province and all five autonomous regions. And experts believe there are far more cases than the 129 reported outbreaks.
Since August, African swine fever has wiped out pork production across China, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Cambodia, without signs of stopping.
The African swine fever epidemic in China poses a threat to the supply of the anticoagulant heparin which is made from pig intestines, and nearly 80 percent of those pig intestines come from China.
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food welcomed over 150 delegates from 15 countries to Ottawa for a forum on African swine fever.
"DailyNK.com" reporting African swine fever (ASF) has spread to North Korea - citing multiple sources inside the country.
Slaughterhouses which fail to conduct self-checks of their swine products will not be granted veterinary inspection certificates.