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11 December 2018
Could swine fever be dwelling in your holiday souvenirs?
Be sensible with your holiday souvenirs. If you are visiting an ASF-infected region this Christmas, be mindful of any food items that you plan to bring back....
Myanmar suspends pork imports over threat of ASF
Myanmar has banned all imports of live pig and pork products from China....
New ASF outbreaks in China
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in the northern province of Shaanxi and southern province of Guizhou....
06 December 2018
New ASF cases reported in China
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in three regions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs report....
05 December 2018
Chinese official reports ASF is under control
African swine fever outbreaks are generally under control in China as prevention and control measures have been effective reports senior agricultural official...
03 December 2018
Farming Minister outlines government ASF preparations
Farming Minister George Eustice has outlined the steps the Government is taking to try and keep African swine fever out of the country. ...
30 November 2018
EFSA highlights latest developments on African swine fever in Europe
EFSA has published an update on the epidemiological situation of African swine fever (ASF) in Europe...
China buys US pork despite trade tariffs as ASF spreads
China is loading up on US pork, despite import tariffs imposed due to the trade war, as African swine fever ravages the Chinese hog herd...
27 November 2018
China swine fever outbreak to curb its soybean imports
China's imports of soybeans are set to drop as an outbreak of African swine fever hits its huge pig herd and saps demand for the animal feed ingredient...
26 November 2018
Ag Ministry says ASF won't become epidemic
China has confirmed 74 outbreaks of African swine fever in 20 provincial areas, but the deadly pig virus, which is not harmful to people, won't break out into regional epidemics according to the Ministry...
Xiamen Airlines puts pork back on the menu after swine fever 'misunderstanding'
China's Xiamen Airlines has reversed a short-lived ban and resumed serving pork on flights after a "misunderstanding" about the measures being taken to tackle African swine fever, the deadly disease sweeping...
23 November 2018
China reports new African swine fever case
China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Friday.   ...
Sichuan bans transport of live pigs
Southwest China's Sichuan Province has prohibited the transport of live pigs from any provinces after several cases of African swine fever outbreak were reported, local authorities said Thursday....
“At The Meeting” goes in-depth on African Swine Fever in new episode
The ongoing discussion about African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in China and Europe has many in the swine industry on edge. ...
22 November 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: EuroTier report
Jim Long discusses the EuroTier trade show in Hanover Germany and investigates the comments he received after his last commentary on African swine fever...
21 November 2018
ASF threat: Three US swine vets share insights from the frontline
The rapid spread of African swine fever (ASF) throughout China and other regions of the world has raised concerns the disease will ultimately make its way to the US — a development that could cripple...
Taiwan border controls find ASF in confiscated pork from China
Tests have turned up traces of the African swine fever virus in two cases of pork imported from China by travellers, the Council of Agriculture announced Tuesday (20 November)...
China cracks down on African swine fever reporting
Today (21 November), China has issued new rules to tighten notification of cases of African swine fever, including incentives for whistleblowers, amid concerns that outbreaks of the highly contagious disease...
20 November 2018
ASF is a growing concern for North American pork producers
The growing magnitude of African swine fever spreading throughout the world has heightened the level of concern among North American pork producers...
19 November 2018
China reports new ASF cases
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in four provincial level regions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Saturday...
New blow to China as African swine fever found in wild boar
China's efforts to stem the spread of African swine fever were dealt a fresh blow on Friday (16 November) when the agricultural ministry confirmed it had found the first case in a wild boar, deepening...
14 November 2018
Flies ‘possible route’ of African swine fever spread
Flies that have been in contact with swine infected with African swine fever (ASF) could be responsible for spreading the disease between herds...
12 November 2018
African swine fever found in animal feed raises China's contagion risk
Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported on Sunday (1 November) that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with African swine fever, raising fears of its spread further...
08 November 2018
ASF continues to run riot in China
China’s agriculture ministry confirms more cases of ASF across four provinces...
06 November 2018
Risk of porcine disease is higher with garbage feeding
The feeding of food waste to pigs is illegal in a number of countries due to its links with the spread of porcine disease. With the fast movement of African swine fever, the Pork Checkoff and other swine...
05 November 2018
China reports 50th African swine fever case, found on farm in Hunan province
China's agriculture ministry said that today (5 November) it has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in Hunan province in the country's south, marking the 50th outbreak of the deadly disease...
02 November 2018
China tightens controls on pig transport to contain swine fever outbreaks
China has ordered enhanced supervision of vehicles transporting live pigs to contain the spread of deadly African swine fever in the country, as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs...
31 October 2018
Sustained efforts needed to control swine fever, UN official warns
The risk of African swine fever spreading further is "high" in China, where it has already caused heavy losses to the pig industry, and sustained efforts are needed to get the disease under control, the...
OIE reports African swine fever outbreak in Vrancea
Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, has reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Vrancea, affecting backyard swine...
29 October 2018
BRI joins research to prevent US outbreak of African swine fever
African swine fever (ASF) virus is positioned to spread throughout Asia and threatens to devastate the global swine industry. The Biosecurity Research Institute have now joined the race to find answers...
 
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