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IN SHORTAVMA PROVIDES RESOURCE ON AFRICAN SWINE FEVER

African swine fever has been reported in seven of the top 10 pork-producing countries, and U.S. pork producers, swine veterinarians, and government officials are working hard to keep it out of the United States through surveillance and prevention efforts.

ASF is a severe viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. It kills about 90% of affected pigs and is highly contagious. Outbreaks have occurred mostly in Asia and Eastern Europe. There is no treatment or vaccine for the disease, so prevention is key to protecting pigs from it.

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