Dead Pigs Infected with ASFV Wash Ashore Taiwanese Islands Located Off the Coast of Fujian Province

A pig carcass found on a beach on an uninhabited island near Matsu close to China tested positive for African swine fever, the authorities said Saturday [19 January 2019]. Earlier this month, another dead hog, found on a beach in Kinmen, also tested positive. In both cases, investigators assumed the carcasses had floated ashore from

Chinese Scientists Develop CSF Resistant Pigs by Using CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Technology

Chinese scientists recently reported that they have developed genetically modified pigs that are immune from the classical swine fever virus (CSFV). Classical swine fever, caused by CSFV, is highly contagious, and the infected pigs often die within a few weeks. CSFV can be transmitted from one pig to another and also from mother to offspring.

Protein Feed Samples from a Tianjin-based Company Test Positive for ASFV; Guangdong Reports its Third Case

China on Tuesday [25 December 2018] confirmed a new case of African swine fever in Huizhou city, Guangdong Province, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. On a farm of 90 pigs in Huizhou’s Boluo county, 11 were confirmed infected with the viral disease and 11 were dead, the ministry said, citing a