African Swine Fever continues to spread beyond China, as cases have now appeared in Cambodia and South Africa. Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist for INTL FCStone, says the way China is acting isn’t reassuring to containing the virus.
Worse, Suderman says China is talking as though they’ve eliminated the contagious disease.
And he adds that his analysts based in China have seen no signs of improvement.
African Swine Fever is a viral disease that causes high mortality in domestic and wild pigs. It spreads through close contact with infected animals or their excretions, or through feeding uncooked contaminated meat to susceptible pigs. There is no safety risk to humans or food safety, but there is still no vaccine for treating it. The threat of the virus entering the U.S. has led organizers to cancel June’s World Pork Expo in Des Moines.
From NAFB News Service