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.
Pork producers have been advised to step up their focus on transport biosecurity in response to animals infected with Strep zoo showing up at slaughter.
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.
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.
Biosecurity is the practices we use to keep diseases out of our herds.
Approximately 100,000 pigs will be culled in response to an African swine fever outbreak detected at one of Ukraine's biggest pig farms. The outbreak affects 1.6 percent of Ukraine's pig herd.
As the seventh nation in Asia to officially report African swine fever, Myanmar has confirmed cases along the border it shares with China and is currently taking measures to address a potential outbreak.