What is AFRICAN SWINE FEVER?
HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AND LETHAL
African swine fever (ASF) poses no risk to humans, but is highly contagious and lethal to animals.
BILLIONS IN LOSSES
It is caused by a double-stranded DNA virus that belongs to the Asfarviridae family. It can cause billions of dollars in damages!
Symptoms and mortality vary, but in its acute form the following is to be detected:
MORTALITY CAN OCCUR BETWEEN 6 AND 20 DAYS AFTER CONTAGION
Even in its less acute form, the disease generates a minimum mortality rate of 30% on the herd.
Loss rates reach 100% on certain breeding systems. Animals that survive are carriers of the disease, whether farmed or wild.
It is a disease that must be notified to national and international animal health control bodies.
There is no vaccine or treatment for African Swine Fever