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Surveillance of African swine fever (ASF)

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease of domestic and wild boar, whose mortality rate can reach 100%.  ASF is not a danger to human health, but it has devastating effects on pig populations and the farming economy

ASF continues to spread worldwide, threatening pig health and welfare. The disease has reached multiple countries across Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Pacific, affecting both domestic and wild pigs. ASF was first detected in Sweden in September 2023.