African swine fever

African swine fever  is a contagious viral disease of pigs, which is spreading rapidly across the  world.

It was recently  detected in Papua New Guinea in March 2020.

African swine fever  has never been found in Australia. An outbreak would have a serious impact on  the pork and agricultural industries.

You can  help by never feeding swill to pigs. Swill feeding is illegal.

Swill is food or  food scraps containing meat, meat products, eggs or which has had contact with  meat products.

For more information see African swine fever

Last updated: 28 September 2020

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