September 13, 2021

 

Hong Kong confirms first ASF case in wild boar

 

  

The first case of African swine fever (ASF) in wild pigs in Hong Kong has been reported, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

 

ASF was detected from samples taken from a wild pig carcass under the government's ASF surveillance programme. The location was a natural park in Cape Collinson Path, Siu Sai Wan.

 

Hong Kong authorities have established a surveillance system for ASF. There have been recent reports of abnormal deaths in wild pigs in the Siu Sai Wan area of Hong Kong Island.

 

No other abnormal deaths have been observed in other areas so far. The Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department will continue to monitor for any abnormal deaths, and surveillance will be maintained in both the local domestic and wild pig population.

 

The government has been closely monitoring animal health conditions in all local pig farms. No pig farms are affected in relation to this case. There are no pig farms in the surrounding area of the outbreak.

 

- OIE