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 Disease Information

Animal diseases found in swine vary in virulence, ease of transmission, mode of transmission, and host affinity. Diseases of concern are highly contagious diseases that cause significant morbidity or mortality. Animal diseases of concern are commonly categorized in the following manner.


African Swine Fever



  • ASF is a highly contagious virus that can affect ANY pig
  • There is no cure or vaccine for ASF
  • Symptoms usually become noticeable 5-15 days after infection
  • ASF has a high mortality rate, with infected animals typically dying within the first 10 days
  • The virus spreads through direct and indirect contact, and can remain infectious for extended periods of time in the environment, carcasses and pork products
  • Humans cannot contract the disease; however, you can transmit ASF by your clothes, shoes and vehicles
  • Speak to your veterinarian if you have concerns as its symptoms are similar to other diseases
African Swine Fever

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Last Updated: 1/17/2020 9:43 AM

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