|Dr. Jette Christensen, veterinary epidemeologist.|
The swelling around the kidneys and the muscle hemorrhages shown here are
typical of pigs with African swine fever. Karen Apicelli USDA
AFS does not affect humans, so is not considered a food safety concern. But it is described as one of the deadliest diseases of pigs.
The World Health Organization warns that crowded, confined and intensive livestock"factories" (used widely in Canada and around the world), increase the risk of such infectious diseases.
|Delia Grace Randolph, veterinary epidemiologist.|
Deadly African Swine Fever Arrives in China, the World's Largest Hog Producer.
African Swine Fever has already arrived in Romania.