African swine fever
African swine fever (ASF) is a viral disease that only impacts pigs. As it spreads around the globe, it poses a significant risk to the health of the Canadian swine herd, the pork industry and the Canadian economy. ASF can spread between pigs through both direct and indirect contact with other infected pigs or pig products, as well as contaminated farm equipment, feed and clothing.
- ASF has never been found in Canada
- ASF does not infect humans
- Canadian pork is safe to eat
In Canada, ASF is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act. All suspected cases must be reported to the CFIA.
African Swine Fever Forum
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada launches African Swine Fever prevention and preparedness program
- Government of Canada announces up to $45.3 million to enhance African swine fever prevention and preparedness
- Canada's National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease designated as a World Organization for Animal Health Reference Laboratory for African swine fever
- All statements and updates
Services and information
Government of Canada action
What the Government of Canada is doing to keep African Swine Fever from coming to Canada.
Consult the ASF fact sheet for answers to frequently asked questions.
What you can do to protect your pigs from African swine fever.
How you can prevent bringing contaminated food, clothing and equipment to Canada.
Import requirements for feed and live animals, animal products and by-products.
Take precautions if you come into contact with wild pigs.
Whether kept as pets or farm animals, all pigs are susceptible to African swine fever. Find out how to protect them from getting and spreading this serious pig disease.
Educating pig owners, providing guidance on biosecurity and identifying suspect cases of ASF.
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