USDA Strengthens Partnerships and Protections to Keep African Swine Fever Out of the Country

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WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced additional steps to keep African swine fever (ASF) from entering the United States, even as the disease spreads internationally. These steps strengthen the protections announced last fall after the deadly swine disease reached China. The goal remains to protect our nation’s swine industry from this disease. ASF does not affect people, nor is it a food safety issue.

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