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Private pig farms in Taipei City have stopped and there is no suspicion of African swine fever yet

A dead pig was found floating on the Wanli Coast of New Taipei City and was found to be positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) using nucleic acid tests. In order to prevent the invasion of African swine fever, Taipei City has guided 10 private pig farms in the city to complete the removal of grazing and clearing of pigs in 2019 and there is no domestic animal slaughterhouse in the city. The Taipei City Animal Protection Office has strengthened its monitoring of the health of pigs in the agricultural experimental farm attached to the National Taiwan University's College of Biological Resources and Agriculture and there is no suspicion of infectious diseases yet.
The Animal Protection Office said that Taipei City continues to cooperate with the central government on the prevention of the invasion of African swine fever, reporting pig farm pig health visit information daily, and have continued to send staff to inspect the original private pig farmers site status since October 2019, totalling 199 inspections. All of the sites have not
re-established new pig farms, effectively preventing the potential of another epidemic.
The Animal Protection Office calls for the prevention and control of the African swine fever outside of the country’s borders to avoid harming the domestic pig industry, since there are no vaccines available yet. International exchanges have slowed down since the COVID-19 outbreak, making it less likely that African swine fever will invade, but our proximity to infected areas such as mainland China means that infectious diseases may enter the country if we are not careful.
There are no legal private pig farmers in Taipei City. If people find suspected illegal pig farms or pig carcasses that have been discarded, please report to the 1999 Citizen's Hotline, and the Animal Protection Office will immediately initiate an investigation and follow the standard operating procedures of the Taipei City African Swine Fever Prevention and Control Response Team to disinfect and collect samples.
In addition, pig farmers in Taiwan are urged to immediately notify the animal disease prevention authorities for follow-up control if they find abnormal deaths or suspected infections of pigs. If a pig is found dead, a fine of NT$50,000 to NT$1,000,000 will be imposed in accordance with the Animal Infectious Disease Control Act. For more information on African swine fever prevention, please visit the "African Swine Fever Prevention" section of the Taipei City Department of Animal Health website (URL: [link]).