African Swine Fever and China: Part II

China’s ongoing issues with African Swine Fever continue as the virus spreads further throughout the country. About a month into the outbreak, AFBF examined the ASF situation, and since then the number of outbreaks has grown to approximately 40 cases reported by the government. ASF is a highly contagious viral disease affecting pigs that posts a nearly 100 percent mortality rate in the infected animals. As there is no vaccine or treatment, culling of the infected pigs and those that have been exposed to the virus is the standard protocol. As this virus continues to spread it is critically important to note that the virus does not affect humans. Additionally, while this virus is popping up in many places throughout the world, it has not shown up in the U.S., and…

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