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AFRICAN SWINE FEVER. You can STOP ASF spread

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    Biosecurity practices and border control to stop the spread of African swine fever 2020
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    African swine fever (ASF) is a devasting haemorrhagic viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. Outbreaks of ASF result in massive losses of swine and pork products, and have economically catastrophic consequences in countries with a developed commercial pig farming sector. The only means to control the disease is through the elimination of infected pig populations and strict control of the movement of animals and pork products. ASF is endemic in most of sub-Saharan Africa. Since ASF’s emergence in Georgia in 2007, the disease has spread to many countries in Europe. In August 2018, ASF was first detected in Asia . The disease was reported in China, the country with the world’s largest inventories of domestic pigs. China is also the world’s leading consumer of pork meat. In Europe and Asia, wild boar have become an epidemiological reservoir for the virus, as the species can contract, carry and spread ASF. Similar to the situation in Europe, there is a heightened risk of ASF endemicity in East and Southeast Asia and further progressive global spread, with unpredictable consequences. FAO supports member countries in ramping up prevention and preparedness efforts and response to outbreaks, to prevent further spreading of the disease.

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