African swine fever has been found in the Belgrade area of Serbia. As a result, 114 pigs have been culled to prevent any further spread of the disease.
African swine fever has been detected within a Russian border town as the pig disease continues its global spread.
In an effort to control the spread of African swine fever in the country, the state government has established 20 kilometer sanitary zones around high-risk areas and is compensating every family that voluntarily culls their home-raised pigs.
This article discusses the effects and the response activities occurring during the current outbreak of African swine fever in Vietnam.
Officials in Bulgaria have decided to cull another 17,000 pigs after a fifth industrial pig farm was found to have an African swine fever outbreak. Bulgarian officials have already culled more than 100,000 pigs within the past two weeks.
As a result of a worldwide African swine fever outbreak, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is coordinating a multistate exercise to address the response to an outbreak within the United States as well as ensuring continuity of business in the domestic pork industry.
African swine fever virus has been detected in three trucks carrying 205 pigs through China’s northeastern Liaoning province. Despite efforts to control the spread of the outbreak, the number of cases have continued to rise worldwide.
US pork producers are instituting new biosecurity measures including barring international visitors and keeping US personnel off the premises for five to seven days if they visit African swine fever infected countries.
A senior official for the Bulgarian food safety authority has reported that another industrial pig farm with over 40,000 pigs is experiencing an outbreak of African swine fever.
On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Bulgaria reported an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs near the Danube city of Ruse in the north east of the Balkan country.