ASF Europe: 3,000 cases in pigs since May 2023


British reports have shown that in the 7 months since May 2023, 2,920 cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) were reported in domestic pigs in Europe. In wild boar, the number of known cases in the same period came to 3,600.

Those figures were assembled by the British Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in a regular overview of the ASF situation based on information from the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH).

The highest monthly number was in August with 902 cases in domestic pigs reported. July, September and October also saw relatively high numbers. ASF is still spreading rapidly in Central Europe and especially in the nations which formerly belonged to Yugoslavia. By far the most cases are in small Bosnia-Herzegovina with 1,510 cases reported in domestic pigs on professional pig farms and other premises. Bosnia-Herzegovina counts for just over half of all reported cases in Europe, the figures showed. However, the number of reported cases in wild boar in that country only comes to 28. by materialsn