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Frequently asked questions about African swine fever (ASF)

Updated BfR FAQ of 14 September 2018

There has recently been an increase in cases of African swine fever among wild boar populations in Europe. African swine fever (ASF) is a disease of domestic pigs and wild boar caused by a virus. As the pathogen is not dangerous to humans, the consumption of foods originating from infected animals does not pose a health risk to consumers. To prevent the spread of the ASF pathogen, however, it is important not to bring in food from risk areas. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has compiled some selected questions and answers on the subject.



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