Ghana: Ghana Confirms Outbreak of African Swine Fever

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Ghana confirmed the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in five (5) districts in the Central Region of Ghana in May 2018. Ghanaian officials applied immediate disease control measures including culling of 898 hogs in five districts in the affected region. Informal trade with neighboring countries and the lack of compensation to affected farmers often complicates response and quarantine efforts, and unsubstantiated reports associate the Ghanaian outbreak with a larger outbreak in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire that began in late 2017. Pork imports to the two countries totaled $22 million in 2017. 

Ghana: Ghana Confirms Outbreak of African Swine Fever

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