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African Swine Fever

Other Names: Pesti Porcine Africaine, Peste Porcina Africana, Pestis Africana Suum, Maladie de Montgomery, Warthog Disease, Afrikaanse Varkpes, Afrikanische Schweinepest
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs.

Disease Agents

  • Asfarviridae Asfivirus

Disease Presentation

Additional Disease Specific Resources

Secure Food Supply Plans
The Secure Food Supply Plans for poultry, milk, pork and beef were developed to aid producers, transporters and food processors in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak, like ASF. These response plans are designed to avoid interruptions in animal/animal product movement from operations with no evidence of infection and maintain business continuity.
Secure Pork Supply
Vaccination Information

There is not a vaccine available for ASF.

Prevention and Control

Biosecurity: Hosting International Visitors on Your Farm
Biosecurity: Traveling Overseas

Biosecurity for Producers and Employers Poster
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Biosecurity for Visitors Poster
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ASF Disease Poster
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SPS Guidelines for Classification of Phases and Types of an ASF Outbreak and Response

USDA APHIS African Swine Fever: Disease Response Strategy
USDA APHIS African Swine Fever: Standard Operating Procedure

OIE Depository on ASF
OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code: Infection with African Swine Fever Virus

FAO African Swine Fever: Detection and Diagnosis - A Manual for Veterinarians

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