For the 3rd time in the past 5 days (see here and here), Japan is reporting a new farm outbreak of Classical Swine Fever. This is the 43rd farm outbreak since the disease re-emerged just over a year ago in Japan.
Today's (translated) announcement from MAFF.
Confirmation of suspected affected animals of swine fever in Saitama Prefecture, about (43 cases eyes domestic)
Ryowa first year September 17,
the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Today, suspected affected animals of swine fever has been confirmed in a farm of the national 41 cases eyes of the carry-out is in the restricted area monitored and made to have Saitama Prefecture Chichibu-gun ogano.
We are taken all possible measures for the quarantine measures for the disease.
Interview in the field, thank you for your cooperation as strictly refrain from such that there is a risk that cause the spread of the disease.
1. Overview of the occurrence farm
Location: Saitama Prefecture, Chichibu-gun ogano
breeding situation: 1,118 head
(1) Saitama Prefecture, September 16 (Monday), from the farm, received a report of a breeding pig has exhibited abnormal, we conducted a site inspection by animal health inspectors.
(2) the same day, because the suspicion of swine fever is caused by the inspection at the Livestock Hygiene Service Center, was subjected to a thorough examination, today (September 17, Tuesday), turned out to be a suspected affected animals of swine fever want did.
The most recent OIE report (#35) detailed the recent farm outbreaks, but did not update the number of wild boar tested, or found positive. It states:
Summary of the wild boar surveillance The report about the latest results of wild boar surveillance will be provided on the following follow-up report.While CSF is similar in appearance and impact to African Swine Fever (ASF), it is caused by a different virus. Both, however, are highly contagious among pigs, and can be economically devastating for pork producers, but neither disease poses a direct human health threat.