What if the coronavirus never made the leap from Asia to North America? COVID-19 would still be infecting millions in Europe, Africa, and  Asia, but not in the United States or Canada. North Americans would be watching COVID-19 fatalities only from afar. That’s what we are doing, only its with African Swine Fever, not COVID-19. North America isn’t being spared from coronavirus spread, but so far it has escaped ASF entirely. It is wiping out populations of pigs around the world, just not here. African swine fever (AFS) is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease affecting both domestic and wild pigs of all ages. ASF is not a threat to human health and isn’t transmitted from pigs to humans and does not threaten food safety. ASF is found throughout the world, especially in Asia and Africa, but it not yet made it to North America.

 

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