Economy December 31, 2021 | 9:56 am

APHIS keeps Dominican Republic on the African swine fever list

Santo Domingo.– The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that it has added the Dominican Republic to the list of regions that the APHIS considers to be affected with African swine fever (ASF).

According to the nationalhogfarmer.com, this action was taken on July 28, 2021, after officials in the Dominican Republic confirmed ASF in swine in that country. This notice serves as the official record of the action.

ASF is a highly contagious disease of wild and domestic swine that can spread rapidly in swine populations with extremely high rates of morbidity and mortality.

As a result of the detection, pork and pork products from the Dominican Republic, including casings, are subject to APHIS import restrictions designed to mitigate the risk of ASF introduction into the United States.

A list of regions where ASF exists or is reasonably believed to exist is maintained on the APHIS website.

Regions where African Swine Fever (ASF) exists or the Administrator has reason to believe that ASF exists *

Africa, the continent of

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Bhutan, Kingdom of

Brazil, excluding the State of Santa Catarina

Burma (aka Myanmar)

Cambodia

China, People’s Republic of

Cuba

Dominican Republic

European Union and Northern Ireland – any restricted zone in the European Union (EU) or Northern Ireland established by the EU, any EU Member State, or Northern Ireland because of detection of African swine fever in domestic or feral swine.

Georgia

Haiti

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China)

India

Indonesia (Republic of)

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

Korea, Republic of

Laos

Malaysia

Mauritius

Moldova

Mongolia

Papua New Guinea

The Philippines

Russia

Serbia

the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

Ukraine

Vietnam

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