Vietnam's prime minister calls for ASF measures as outbreaks at over 530

Monday, November 27, 2023

Vietnam's Prime Minister, Pham Minh Chinh, has recently issued an official statement requesting a focus on the implementation of measures to prevent and control African swine fever.

ASF detected in southern Vietnam

Thursday, November 23, 2023

African swine fever (ASF) has been detected in Tien Giang Province, southern Vietnam, with outbreaks identified in 53 swine farms since the beginning of the year, Saigon News reported.

Ten ASF studies conducted in Vietnam completed

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Ten field projects studying African swine fever (ASF) in Vietnam have been concluded and are helping inform the US pork industry's prevention and preparedness efforts, according to the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC).

More than 2,000 ASF cases confirmed within Poland's wild boar population

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Poland has seen 2,347 cases of African swine fever (ASF) among its wild boar population since the start of 2023, the country's Chief Veterinary Inspectorate reported this month.

ASF reported in parts of Ha Tinh province, Vietnam

Monday, November 20, 2023

African swine fever (ASF) was reported in parts of Vietnam, specifically, Cam Duong Commune, Cam Xuyen District, and Lam Trung Thuy Commune, Duc Tho District, in the central province of Ha Tinh.

US FDA to remove common veterinary drug from pork farms amid human cancer concerns

Thursday, November 16, 2023

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aims to withdraw a widely used veterinary drug employed by US pork farms from the market, prompted by apprehensions that the drug, carbadox, may present a cancer risk to humans consuming pork products, CBS News reported.

Australian researchers collaborate with MBF Therapeutics to evaluate ASF vaccine candidate

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Australian researchers at the CSIRO Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) have joined forces with United States company MBF Therapeutics to assess the effectiveness of an African swine fever (ASF) vaccine candidate, Farm Journal’s Pork reported.

USDA-ARS researchers reduce classification of ASF strains to six genotypes

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) has announced that researchers have reclassified the number of African swine fever (ASF) virus strains from 25 to only six unique genotypes.

ASF detected in Hong Kong, 5,600 swine to be culled

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Hong Kong authorities have issued an order to cull approximately 5,600 swine after detecting African swine fever (ASF) at a licensed swine farm in the Lau Fau Shan area, near the mainland China border, Channel News Asia reported.

Thailand issues warning against consuming raw pork after surge in Streptococcus suis cases

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Health officials in Thailand are cautioning the public against the consumption of raw or undercooked pork following a surge in Streptococcus suis cases, with recorded instances reaching 500 and 24 reported deaths from January to November 2023 across various provinces, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC ...