African Swine Fever

BfR has stressed the African Swine Fever virus cannot be transferred to humans. Pic: GettyImages/Teamjackson

Can eating pork from ASF-infected pigs make you sick?

By Flora Southey

How is African Swine Fever transmitted? And can eating foods from infected animals make you sick? BfR has answered a selection of FAQs following the first confirmed case of African Swine Fever in Germany.

Belgium to reduce ASF-infected zone

Belgium to reduce ASF-infected zone

By Aidan Fortune

Almost a year after the last confirmed evidence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country, Belgium is considering reducing the infected zone.

Progress made on ASF genome mapping

Progress made on ASF genome mapping

By Aidan Fortune

Scientists from The Pirbright Institute in the UK have worked with University College London (UCL) to map the expression of genes across the entire African Swine Fever (ASF) virus genome.

 The chances of ASF spreading among the nine European countries within one year of introduction are very high. Photo:iStock/Getty Images Plus.Credit: Stefan Dinse.

African Swine Fever is spreading in the EU says EFSA

By Jenny Eagle

African Swine Fever (ASF) is a devastating disease occurring for the first time in certain eastern areas of the European Union (EU), according to EFSA (European Food Safety Authority).

African Swine Fever confirmed in Indonesia

African Swine Fever confirmed in Indonesia

By Aidan Fortune

African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to cut a path through Asia, with Indonesia the latest country in the region to have a confirmed case of the disease.

African Swine Fever risks identified by EFSA

EFSA identifies African Swine Fever risk

By Aidan Fortune

A report into the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Europe has identified the countries most at risk from the disease hitting its borders.

African Swine Fever marches on

African Swine Fever marches on

By Aidan Fortune

African Swine Fever (ASF) is expected to result in the deaths of a quarter of the pigs globally and there may be nothing we can do about it.

Government expects ASF to hit the UK within a year

Government expects ASF to hit the UK within a year

By Aidan Fortune

The UK pig industry has called for more action to prevent African Swine Fever (ASF) entering the country, following an admission by government that it expects an outbreak within the next 12 months.

Irish farmers call for ASF import ban

Irish farmers call for ASF import ban

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has urged the government to place an immediate band on any pork imports from countries affected by African Swine Fever (ASF) in the commercial herd.

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