A dedicated session on African Swine Fever at the Leman Conference

Given the recent developments of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China, the Leman Conference is planning a special breakout session on Tuesday morning. The session will cover key aspects of the ASF virus as well as the spread of ASFV in Eastern Europe and China, important elements of ASFV transmission, and implications of the recent developments in China.

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African Swine Fever: an update as of September 3rd

The fifth case of ASF has been reported in China: you may read the update on the Swine Health Information Center website.

The map below summarizes the location of the various Chinese cases compared to each other.

ASF China case 5 map
Figure 1: Distances by road from different points:  1: = 870 miles (1,400 km); 2= 1,400 miles (2,253 km); 3: 350 miles (563 km); 4: 800 miles (1,288 km); 5: 500 miles (800km); 6: 317 miles (510 km). Red circle shows the location of cases 2, 3, 4, and 5 in a radius of 347 miles (550 km).

In Korea, the virus has been found in pork product that were brought back from China, putting the Korean authorities on high alert. It is is important to remember that ASF can be transmitted through pork products.

US swine producers are invited to review and complete the National Pork Board Foreign Animal Disease Checklist.

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