African swine fever
African swine fever (ASF) is a viral disease that only impacts pigs.
- ASF has never been found in Canada
- ASF is not harmful to humans
- Canadian pork is safe to eat
- ASF poses a significant risk to the health of the Canadian swine herd, pork industry and the Canadian economy
- ASF is highly contagious for pigs and can spread rapidly though both direct and indirect contact with infected pigs or pig products, as well as contaminated farm equipment, feed and clothing
African Swine Fever Forum
- Canada, Mexico and U.S. plan North American strategy for ASF prevention and preparedness
- CFIA officially documents Canada's historical freedom from ASF
- Government of Canada hosts joint exercises in Quebec and Western Provinces to support African swine fever mitigation and preparedness
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What the Government of Canada is doing to keep African Swine Fever from coming to Canada.
Consult the ASF fact sheet for answers to frequently asked questions.
What you can do to protect your pigs from African swine fever.
How you can prevent bringing contaminated food, clothing and equipment to Canada.
Import requirements for feed and live animals, animal products and by-products.
Take precautions if you come into contact with wild pigs.
Whether kept as pets or farm animals, all pigs are susceptible to African swine fever. Find out how to protect them from getting and spreading this serious pig disease.
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