USDA Launches “Protect Our Pigs” Campaign to Prevent African Swine Fever
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced an outreach and education campaign to help prevent the introduction and spread of African swine fever in the United States. African swine fever is a deadly, highly contagious viral disease that affects both domestic and wild pigs. It does not impact human health but quickly spreads between swine populations. The new Protect Our Pigs website will house materials such as downloadable fact sheets and posters, instructional videos, shareable social media graphics, a new interactive biosecurity guide, and offer the latest disease updates. APHIS will host African Swine Fever: What You Need to Know, a Facebook event on June 29, 2022, which will feature a panel of experts representing the pork industry, pig owners, and veterinarians who will discuss the latest on the disease and protective actions and respond to questions.