African Swine Fever
WHAT IS THE AFRICAN SWINE FEVER?
The African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious disease that only affects domestic and wild pigs. Although it does not pose any danger to human health, it may lead to massive economic losses to pig farming. In September 2018, the ASF virus was detected in backyard farms in China and Romania and in wild boars in Belgium. In those outbreaks, the common source of infection were food leftovers containing uncooked ingredients derived from pork contaminated with the virus.
Report any suspected ASF cases (in either dead or alive animals) to the official veterinary service.
Do not transport pigs or pork products. If you do, please inform the health authorities.
Do not visit any pig properties in affected areas.
Take all relevant biosafety measures while visiting or working at pig properties.
Do not take this lethal disease to pigs: