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Animal Diseases and Biosecurity

African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease affecting both domestic and feral swine of all ages. ASF 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.  More recently, it has spread to the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  ASF has also spread through China, Mongolia and Vietnam, as well as within parts of the European Union. It has never been found in the United States – and we want to keep it that way. 

Anyone who works with pigs should be familiar with the signs of ASF: 

  • ​High fever 
  • Decreased appetite and weakness 
  • Red, blotchy skin or skin lesions 
  • Diarrhea and vomiting 
  • Coughing and difficulty breathing 

Immediately report animals with any of these signs to state or federal animal health officials. 





Animal Health
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4680
Fax: 503-986-4734