The European Food Safety Authority launches "Stop African Swine Fever" campaign
With no cure or vaccine currently available, it is important to prevent outbreaks by taking appropriate actions as a citizen, tourist, farmer or hunter.
In outbreak zones, mass slaughter of farm-kept pigs and wild boar is currently the only effective way to prevent spread to adjacent regions and countries. Early detection, prevention and reporting are therefore crucial if this epidemic is to be controlled.
This website contains materials that provide a general understanding of African swine fever and its signs in infected pigs. The resources give information on what to do if you come across a suspected case of ASF, what measures to take and who to contact if you are a farmer/hunter or veterinarian.
There is no vaccine for African swine fever (ASF), so an outbreak can lead to the slaughter of a great number of farm-kept pigs in an affected area.
Because an ASF outbreak can have such devastating effects, detection, prevention and reporting are key to curbing this deadly disease.