SHIC Notes New Outbreak of SVA in Brazil
Published by Paul Sundberg at December 18, 2018
In August 2015, a new, national outbreak of Seneca Valley A (SVA) began in the US, just one month after the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) started operations. Looking back, we discovered Brazil had gone through an SVA outbreak during the late fall and winter of 2014-15 in the US, during their summer season, preceding the US occurrence.
Per the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) December global disease monitoring report, November was another challenging month for the Chinese authorities and swine industry, as there was a significant expansion of the African swine fever (ASF) epidemic, continuing its southward spread into six new provinces.
The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) continues to prioritize high impact, urgent return on investment projects to monitor, predict, prepare, and respond to emerging diseases. Members of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians are invited and encouraged to provide input into the SHIC 2019 Plan of Work, providing direction for upcoming priorities.