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    African Swine fever outbreak reported in the Western Cape for the first time

    The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development(DALRRD) and the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, jointlyreport an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Western Cape. Two small-holding farms in Mfuleni, North of Khayelitsha, were foundpositive for ASF, after laboratory testing of samples from dead pigs.Approximately 5% of pigs had died on each […] More

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    Biosecurity is the only defence against African Swine Fever

    As the rest of South Africa fights the disastrous Coronavirus, in the Eastern Cape, farmers and government officials are also currently battling with the African swine fever outbreak, which if left uncontrolled can spread throughout the rest of the country laying waste to hundreds of thousands of pigs, says Elizna Erasmus, Ruminant and Biosecurity Specialist […] More

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    African swine fever outbreaks in South Africa

    South Africa has reported seventeen (17) outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) outside of the ASF controlled area since the beginning of April 2019 in the North West, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Free State Provinces. The main indication of the disease is that large numbers of pigs are found dead. Other signs include that pigs may […] More

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    AFRICAN SWINE FEVER in North West province

    An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in North West Province in the Zeerust area, just outside of the ASF controlled area of South Africa. This was reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on 10 April 2019. The virus is endemic in wildlife in the ASF controlled area (shown […] More