Japan: Classical swine fever detected in wild boars

Published Jun 13, 2024

Tridge summary

Classical Swine Fever (CSF) has been confirmed in two wild boars in Karatsu, Saga prefecture, Japan, marking the first case on Kyushu island. This outbreak is linked to a farm in the same area where CSF was detected last year. In response, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is increasing surveillance and vaccination of wild boars, alongside continuing vaccination of domestic pigs. The National Food and Agricultural Research Organization is conducting a detailed genetic analysis of the CSF virus to understand its origins and relations to other outbreaks.
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On June 6, Classical Swine Fever (CSF) was confirmed in two wild boars in the city of Karatsu, Saga prefecture, close to a farm where the disease was confirmed in August last year. This is the first time that a wild boar has been infected with CSF on the island of Kyushu. Kyushu accounts for about a third (2.8 million) of Japan's 8.95 million pigs. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries plans to reinforce the surveillance and capture of wild boars and apply oral vaccination in some areas. Vaccination of domestic pigs will continue. The Animal Health Research Division of the National Food and Agricultural Research Organization is attempting to perform a detailed genetic analysis of the Classical Swine ...
Source: 3tres3
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