ASF is a bigger threat now than ever, global health officials warn

While African Swine Fever has never been reported in the United States, global health experts warn the disease is a bigger threat now than ever.

Dr. Richard French with Global Animal Health Partners warns it is widespread globally. He tells Brownfield Ag News it is the worst it has been in Asia, and it has begun to evolve, making it harder to track. French points out commerce and human traffic are all ways it could make an appearance here at home.

Late last year, APHIS made some changes to its ASF response plans. Some of the changes can be found within their permit templates, the ASF domestic pigs playbook, and their guidelines around infected meat.