Study: African Swine Fever Could Survive In Shipping Feed


By RFD-TV News

Sep 17, 2019


African Swine Fever can survive the journey from China in imported feed and ingredients.


That's according to a new study by Kansas State University researchers. The report provides accurate half-life measurements that confirm the disease can survive a 30-day trans-oceanic voyage in plant-based feed. The analysis shows that the life of ASF in feed ranges from 9 to 14 days after exposure to temperature and humid conditions, meaning it would take two weeks for the virus to decay, by half its original count, under its voyage conditions.


document, plus video report [0:33 min.]