African swine fever virus (ASF) is a serious, highly resistant, viral disease that only infects pigs. It can spread rapidly in pig populations by direct or indirect contact. Currently no vaccine or treatment options exist. ASF is circulating in Europe, but China particularly has been hard-hit since August 2018, with more than 125 official cases reported. Early in 2019, official reports put China’s pig losses in the hundreds of thousands, but unofficial reports put the losses closer to 100 to 200 million pigs.
Download the African Swine Fever advisory sheet.