Canadian Food Inspection Agency Releases new Factsheets on African Swine Fever

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently monitoring the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in parts of Asia and Europe. This is a serious and deadly disease affecting pigs in which there is no vaccine or cure.


African swine fever (ASF) is a contagious viral disease that affects pigs of all ages. The disease can spread through direct or indirect contact and causes high mortality. The virus can persist for a long time in the environment and in a variety of swine products. Humans are not susceptible to the disease but can spread the virus through contaminated clothes or equipment and imported meat products. Feral pigs and European wild boar are equally susceptible to ASF.

For more information on the disease please watch the video https://youtu/be/eyQ4t1wHI2M