While COVID-19 might be making current headlines, not too long ago, another disease was making the news. African Swine Fever recently broke out (again) in 2019 and was devastating pig populations, especially in China. We talked with Dr. Rachel Rheams from Michigan State’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. We learned about sad purple-earred pigs, and (more importantly) what African Swine Fever is, why it is important to learn about, and how it impacts our daily lives.
If you want to learn more, check out the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Organization for Animal Health, or the USDA fact sheets.