Invasive Species Compendium

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African swine fever.


African swine fever (ASF) is a viral hemorrhagic disease of domestic and feral pigs. The virus is continuously spreading from its endemic area of Sub-Saharan Africa to Europe, and more recently to countries with a highly developed pig industry, such as China and other countries in Southeast Asia. This growing trend of the ASF epidemic threatens global pork production and food security. It is a worrying fact that this disease has been spreading unstoppably in the European Union (EU) since 2014, causing very great economic damage and consequences for trade for the countries affected by the epidemic. So far, no case of ASF has been recorded in Bosnia and Herzegovina in both domestic and feral pigs.