China is ramping up efforts to study the African swine fever virus and produce a vaccine, but scientists fear that pressure to quickly develop a vaccine could risk introducing chronic strains of the virus.
African swine fever has been identified in 895 livestock farming households in 18 districts of Hanoi, Vietnam.
As African swine fever spreads in Asia and Europe, swine veterinarians across North America are trying to find any remaining flaws in their biosecurity procedures.
China has detected African swine fever outbreaks on six farms across four locations in Hainan province.
China has the largest pig population in the world, and is likely to lose 130 million animals as African swine fever ravages the country’s farms.
South Korea will work with North Korea to prevent the outbreak of African swine fever, a unification ministry official said Thursday, April 18.
Hoa Binh and Bac Kan declared themselves free of African swine fever - the first provinces to do so.
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.