January 15, 2019

New National Swine Disease Council Will Help Combat Foreign Animal Disease

In 2013, when pork producers faced an outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV, the U.S. pork industry put a renewed emphasis on farm biosecurity. Today, the U.S. pork industry has aligned its efforts to reduce the risks from foreign animal disease (FAD) by creating the National Swine Disease Council (NSDC).
January 9, 2019

2018 Progress Report Executive Summary

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.
December 19, 2018

SHIC Notes New Outbreak of SVA in Brazil

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.
December 18, 2018

Swine Disease Global Surveillance Report December Bi-Monthly Update

The initial expression of African swine fever (ASF) in an ASF-free country like the US could be variable and unpredictable due to the myriad of factors including the epidemiology of ASF and the broad diversity of virulence among ASF virus isolates.
October 10, 2018

African Swine Fever: Diagnostic Preparedness, Surveillance and Response Discussion with USDA

On September 5, 2018, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials met with U.S. pork sector groups – including the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council and the Swine Health Information Center – to evaluate additional measures to prevent the spread to the United States of African swine fever (ASF) currently active in China and some European nations. The information about prevention was shared late September. Diagnostic preparedness, surveillance and response to infection was also discussed and is shared with this Q and A.