African swine fever has spread to Southeast Asia and eastern Europe, with cases found in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Korea, Myanmar, the Philippines, Poland, Belgium and Bulgaria.
In response to African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in other European countries, Denmark upgraded the compulsory border cleaning and disinfection procedure for trucks and also constructed a fence.
Biosecurity and vigilant reporting are key tools in the process of stopping porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreaks.
The ban will remain in effect while official checks are carried out for African swine fever at pig holdings, on vehicles used to transport them and at the final destinations of the animals, the agency said.
Approximately 24,500 pigs will be culled at an industrial farm in the village of Nikola Kozlevo in response to an outbreak of African Swine Fever, the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency said.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in conjunction with US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently investigating the loss of a cull sow with heavy growth of Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus (S. zooepidemicus or Strep zoo) that died at an approved livestock market.
Researchers are planning a high-voltage electricity experiment at a farm in southwestern China to create cleaner conditions for animals and explore if it could help halt the African swine fever pandemic.
African swine fever has been detected in pigs being illegally transported in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.
Anyone who travels with pigs, whatever the distance, should adhere to good transport practice.
Reports by state media say offenders are leaving infected feed in sties and are using drones to spread contamination.