At present, Trinidad and Tobago is free of the African Swine Fever Disease and there is no immediate threat to the well-being of this country’s livestock production.
The African Swine Fever is a highly contagious haemorrhagic viral disease found in pigs.
It has a death rate of up to one hundred percent in pigs and can therefore have serious economic impacts in countries that rely heavily on pig production and pork exports.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries says there has been an outbreak of African Swine Fever in the Dominican Republic as reported on July 28th, 2021.
Additionally, the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries encourages persons to continue their normal consumption patterns of pork and pork related products, as there are no health risks involved.
In a media release the Ministry of Agriculture said it will collaborate with the Ministry of Health in efforts to monitor the ongoing developments and will update the public as required.