Enhanced discrimination of African swine fever virus
isolates through nucleotide sequencing of the p54, p72, andpB602L (CVR) genes.
The customs administration also issued an alert, valid for six months, to strengthen testing for the African swine fever virus
in exports of such products and warned farms in Hong Kong and Macau to tighten their checks on animal feed imports.
In September 2018, the African swine fever virus
(ASFV) was introduced into Belgium (3,4); as of April 28, 2019, 719 cases have been reported by Belgium's Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (http://www.afsca.be/ppa/actualite/belgique).
FDA expands list of countries affected by import ban amid swine fever threat !-- -- (Philstar.com) - May 28, 2019 - 6:17pm MANILA, Philippines The Food and Drug Administration has released an expanded list of countries affected by a temporary ban on the importation and sale of processed pork meat products amid growing fears over the spread of African swine fever virus
The same ban was also enforced on China, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine last year as these countries are possibly infected with African swine fever virus
'We know that the African swine fever virus
is resistant to heat.
Mini and the "Beagle Brigade," along with other customs hounds, have become unofficial mascots of the fight to secure the border from the dangerous African Swine Fever virus
In addition, pigs on the hoof from the risk area may not be transported to other regions in Portugal, unless the animals are from an establishment located at least 10 km from the centre of the disease outbreak; unless they are slaughtered in abattoirs in Alentejo and in Algarve designated by the competent medical authorities; or unless they have successfully passed tests that screen for the African Swine Fever virus
. This proposal, which must still be formally adopted by the European Commission, is based on the interim report submitted by inspectors of the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) which visited Portuguese pigmeat processing establishments during the period 20-23 November.
We therefore tested for the presence of African swine fever virus
, pseudorabies virus, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, classical swine fever virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, porcine circovirus type 2, porcine circovirus type 3, porcine cytomegalovirus, and alphavirus by using the primers for those viruses (Appendix Table 2, https: //wwwnc.cdc.gov/EID/article/25/6/18-1983-App1.
The temporary ban on the importation, distribution, and sale of processed pork meat products - including Ma Ling - from countries believed to be affected by the African swine fever virus
now covers 16 countries, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday.