Be Mindful of African Swine Fever When Traveling

National Pork Board is issuing a warning to travelers headed to the Dominican Republic.

As African Swine Fever inches its way closer to the U.S., the Board says if pork producers, or someone they know, are traveling, they need to practice strong biosecurity measures and avoid exposure to ASF.

“A lot of these countries like to do tours—agritourism is a thing. The last thing we want is someone tromping around some hog farm and coming back. It’s all about smart decisions and the tools we have at for international travel, biosecurity, can help provide guidance.”

The Pork Checkoff offers a free database called AgView, which allows producers to share their location and other information with the state veterinarian should an ASF outbreak happen here.


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