Alert in Central America and Mexico on African swine fever outbreak

African swine fever is a serious viral disease that affects domestic and wild pigs. It is highly contagious, responsible for heavy economic and productive losses, and is present in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Regional Organization for Animal and Plant Health (Oirsa) alerted Central America and Mexico on Thursday (29) about an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) detected on Wednesday in the Dominican Republic.

Based in El Salvador, the agency urged to "intensify the inspection of livestock products and by-products at ports, airports, and borders, to prevent African swine fever."

It warned that this "would cause innumerable economic losses in the pork industry, given the report of an outbreak of the disease on July 28, 2021, in the provinces of Sanchez Ramirez and Montecristi, in the . . .

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