APHIS Adds Three Locations to List of Regions Affected with African Swine Fever

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has added Hong Kong, Laos, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to its list of regions affected with African Swine Fever, a viral disease that causes high fever, weakness, and difficulty breathing in pigs. There is no treatment or vaccine for the disease. These changes mean that pork and pork products may not be imported to the United States from these regions unless the products were processed and treated in accordance with specific standards or produced at an APHIS-approved facility.