ASF Identified in China
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The first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has today been reported in China (LINK). First identified on August 1st, the outbreak was located in the northeast, in the city Shenyang, district of Shenbei New, in the province Liaoning, swine dense area 130 miles (208km) of the North Korean border. Infection on a small farm with a herd of 383 pigs, where 47 pigs died from the disease, was confirmed by China Animal Health and Epidemiolology Center on Friday August 3rd, 11am, local time.
There are two categories of pseudorabies virus (PRV). Classical PRV was formerly present in North American commercial production prior to eradication in 2004. It has been eliminated in much of the developed world, but does reside in feral pigs in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.