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North Carolina prepares for HPAI
North Carolina is free from African Swine Fever
The United States is free from African Swine Fever
All N.C. farms should be following
STRICT biosecurity protocols

What is African Swine Fever?

African Swine Fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease, causing hemorrhagic fever and high mortality rates in pigs. The disease is not contagious to people and only affects swine. The disease has been reported with frequency since 2017 in western Russia, eastern Europe and, most recently, the disease was reported in China for the first time. Transmission can occur via contaminated feed and fomites (non-living objects) such as shoes, clothes, vehicles, knives, equipment and more. There is no approved vaccine against ASF.

Routes of transmission can include: direct contact with infected domestic or wild pigs; indirect contact, through ingestion of contaminated material such as garbage or food waste, feed, or biological vectors such as ticks.

Prevention in countries free of the disease depends on implementation of appropriate import policies and biosecurity measures, ensuring that neither infected live pigs nor pork products are introduced into areas free of ASF. NDA&CS has worked with the pork industry and other state and federal agencies to prepare for the ASF threat.

¿Qué es la peste porcina Africana?

La peste porcina africana es una enfermedad viral altamente contagiosa, que esta causando una fiebre hemorrágica y alta tasa de mortalidad en cerdos. La enfermedad no afecta a las personas y solamente afecta los cerdos. La enfermedad se ha informado  con frecuencia desde 2017 in Rusia occidental, Europa del Este, y, más reciente, la enfermedad se informó en China por primera vez. La enfermedad puede transmitirse en piensos animales infectados y objetos como zapatos, ropas, vehículos, cuchillos, equipo y mas. No hay una vacuna aprobada contra la peste porcina africana. 

Rutas de transmisión puede incluir: contacto directo con cerdos domésticos o salvajes infectados; contacto indirecto, a través de la ingestion de material como basura o los desperdicios de comida, alimentación animal, o vectores biológivos como garrapatas.

La prevención en los países libres de la enfermedad depende de la aplicación de las políticas de importación y las medidas de bioseguridad apropiadas, asegurando que ni cerdos vivos infectados ni productos porcinos se introducen en áreas libres de la peste porcina africana.  El Departamento de agricultura y servicios al consumidor de Carolina del Norte ha trabajado con la industria porcina y otras agencias estatales y federales para prepararse para la amenaza de la peste porcina africana.


More information:  
(click on graphic for a printable PDF) Report Feral Swine Poster  





Office of the State Veterinarian
N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Mailing Address:1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919-707-3250; FAX: 919-733-2277

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