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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Animal health

African swine fever

Published on 30/04/2019

Keywords : Animal health, Animal diseases, African swine fever

African swine fever (ASF) is a haemorrhagic viral disease that affects only domestic pigs and wild boars and is not contagious to humans. Its presence in certain European countries represents a threat to the affected professional sectors. ANSES conducts work to improve detection of the virus and to supply technical and scientific support to authorities for the implementation of effective management measures to prevent the disease from being introduced into France.

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