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African Swine Fever

Posted on 03/19/2019
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USDA Continues to Prevent African Swine Fever from Entering the U.S.

Provides New Resources to Raise Awareness of the Deadly Disease

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2019 – Last week, USDA-trained detector dogs played a major role in the seizure of roughly 1 million pounds of pork smuggled from China where there is an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). The highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral (wild) pigs and there is no treatment or vaccine available for it.

Today, since prevention is our best protection against the disease, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is sharing information about the importance of keeping ASF out of the United States. It is vital for everyone to know about ASF and how to prevent it, while keeping the U.S. pig population healthy.

For full details and prevention, please view the link to https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAOC/bulletins/237bec1