USDA confirms African Swine Fever in Dominican Republic

USDA confirms African Swine Fever in Dominican Republic

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed African Swine Fever in the Dominican Republic. This is the first time ASF has been found in the western Hemisphere since the 1980s.

Indiana State Veterinarian Dr. Bret Marsh says “there were two provinces, two different farms in the Dominican Republic that were diagnosed with African Swine Fever and this is a result of a surveillance program that the USDA established in the Dominican Republic.”

That program was established in 2019 in collaboration between the USDA and the government of the Dominican Republic.

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