African Swine Fever

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease. It is not a threat to human health and cannot be transmitted from pigs to humans. It is not a food safety issue. ASF is found in countries around the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. More recently, it has spread through China, Mongolia and Vietnam, as well as within parts of the European Union.

Learn more about African Swine Fever from USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Data & Analysis

April 12, 2021
Post forecasts that China’s fluid milk production will grow slightly due to productivity gains on large-scale farms, but the overall herd size will remain unchanged in 2018.
April 9, 2021
This quarterly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
April 8, 2021
The number of active African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in Romania continues to trend downward.
March 26, 2021
On March 8, 2021, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) notified the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that on March 2, 2021, China detected African Swine Fever (ASF) in live hogs...