USDA is working to keep U.S. foreign animal disease-free

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is working hard to keep the country safe from foreign diseases.

The APHIS Administrator says that has been the goal for the past 50 years and will never really end. He gave us an update on efforts to keep African Swine Fever out of the U.S.

“We are working two-fold, one with our Customs and Border Protection partners at the border. They are looking at any products, any baggage things that come into the country from the Dominican Republic or Haiti that could contain pork or other products that could spread that disease. We’re also on the ground in the Dominican Republic helping them to eradicate it.”

Shea added innovations, like x-ray machines, play a major role in keeping our country safe.


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