New outbreaks of African Swine Fever reported in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe.

May 15, 2023

Deadly pig disease continues to spread

Swine Health Information Center Executive Director Dr. Paul Sundberg said ASF has spread to another Indonesian island as well as into Greece.

“There’s another outbreak that’s been identified in Greece. This is in a commercial farm in Greece versus the small production system that was infected in 2020,” Sundberg said. “The assumption is, this is a spillover from wild boar that border next to Greece, and that continues to move down into Greece from Eastern Europe.”

Hungary has made good progress limiting the spread of ASF, but Sundberg says there have been issues with illegal shipments of pork into the United Kingdom

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