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African Swine Fever (ASF)

06 November 2019

ASF has been confirmed in countries close to Australia including Timor Leste.

ASF is a contagious disease of pigs. It doesn't affect human health.

An ASF outbreak in Australia would have a serious impact on the pork and agriculture industries.

Travellers, pig owners and hunters should follow the advice on the Department of Primary Industry and Resources website:

https://nt.gov.au/industry/agriculture/livestock/animal-health-and-diseases/african-swine-fever

Find out more on the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture website or by contacting livestock biosecurity.

You should report any signs of ASF by calling 1800 675 888.