AFRICAN SWINE FEVER UPDATES
What is African Swine Fever?
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious hemorrhagic disease of pigs, warthogs, European wild boar and American wild pigs. All age groups are equally susceptible.
With high virulence forms of the virus, ASF is characterized by high fever, loss of appetite, hemorrhages in the skin and internal organs, and death in 2-10 days on average. Mortality rates may be as high as 100%.
BAI ASF Contingency Plan
African swine fever (ASF) is an infectious disease of domestic and wild pigs of all breeds and ages, caused by a virus thatproduces a range of syndromes. It can be peracute, acute,subacute or chronic. The incubation period in nature is usually 4–19 days.
Source: Animal Health and Welfare Division