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Frequently asked questions about African swine fever (ASF)

Updated BfR FAQ of 16 July 2021

In Germany, the first cases of African swine fever (ASF) in domestic pigs were detected in two pig farms in Brandenburg on 15 July 2021. 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 further spread of the ASF pathogen, it is important to dispose food waste only in such a way that it is inaccessible to wild boars. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has compiled some selected questions and answers on the subject.

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17.06.2021
Updated BfR FAQ
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