While Denmark builds border fence, officials predict ASF spread into France, Germany, Austria, Finland and Slovakia in 2019

While the African swine fever (ASF) situation in China has garnered global attention, European officials are stepping up their plans for dealing with the decade-long European outbreak.

Agricultural Reporting Hotline available to anonymously report suspicious activity

As part of AGROGUARD, a community policing program designed to protect the agriculture industry, the Agricultural Reporting Hotline allows anyone to report suspicious activity anonymously. Once reported, the alert is immediately sent as a message to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture biosecurity department for review.

Understanding humans – the key to African swine fever control

Humans act as a main driver of disease transmission, responsible for African swine fever virus introduction to domestic pig farms and long-distance transmission jumps. By transporting contaminated meat and discarding meat products so that they end up as waste or kitchen leftovers in pig stables or in nature inhabited by wild boar.