No further cases of ASF reported in the Southern Cape

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No other African Swine Fever (ASF) cases have been reported in Mossel Bay and George in the Southern Cape since January 2022.

Veterinary officials estimate that about 370 pigs have died due to the disease in these areas.

The areas remain under quarantine, and local municipalities are assisting with the disposal of carcasses and disinfection.

One hundred and twenty pig farmers attended last week’s ASF awareness and pig information days in Mossel Bay. George and Plettenberg Bay. The sessions focused on the disease, biosecurity, and pig feeding.

I urge farmers to continue to dispose of carcasses responsibly and in line with the guidelines provided by State Veterinary Services and the municipalities.

Farmers should also continue to implement strict biosecurity to prevent the entry of the disease into their herds.

For further enquiries, contact Dr Gininda Msiza on 0846046705,  email: ginindaM@elsenburg.com  or  Dr Leana Janse van Rensburg, State Veterinarian: George on (044) 803 3771/083 797 0010, Email: LeanaJvR@elsenburg.com


Media Enquiries

Daniel Johnson

Spokesperson for Minister Ivan Meyer

Tel: 079 990 4231

Email: Daniel.Johnson@westerncape.gov.za

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