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New outbreak of ASF in backyard pigs in the Brazilian state of Piauí

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Published Apr 21, 2024

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The World Organization for Animal Health has reported outbreaks of African swine fever in Brazil, particularly affecting backyard pigs in the state of Piauí, which is outside the country's classical swine fever free zone. With an investigation underway to uncover epidemiological links, the outbreak has seen 60 potential cases, 24 confirmed infections, 14 deaths, and 3 pigs euthanized. Brazil has responded by implementing movement restrictions, quarantine, and enhanced surveillance measures to prevent further spread of the disease.
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The World Organization for Animal Health has issued an alert after detecting new outbreaks of African swine fever in Brazil. Specifically, the suspicion was detected within the framework of passive surveillance carried out on backyard pigs. Investigations continue to identify epidemiological links. From the WOAH they remember that the State of Piauí is not part of the classical swine fever free zone of Brazil and restrictions are in force on the movements of animals and their products between this zone and the classical swine fever free zone. Regarding the number of animals, there are 60 animals that are likely to have been infected, with 24 cases confirmed, 14 deaths and 3 sacrifices. ...
Source: Agromeat
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