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African swine fever in 11 questions

Updated on 09/08/2021

African swine fever (ASF) is a viral haemorrhagic disease that affects domestic pigs and wild boar but cannot be transmitted to humans. It is now present in certain European and Asian countries and poses a threat to the professional sectors concerned. ANSES has been working to improve detection of the virus, and providing technical and scientific support to enable the authorities to implement effective management measures to prevent the introduction and spread of the disease in France. 

Keywords : Animal health, Animal diseases, African swine fever

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