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NPA spreads ASF message in Times article

21st Nov 2018 / By Alistair Driver

The NPA has warned of the dangers of bringing potentially infected meat into the UK in an excellent article about African swine fever (ASF) in the Times.  

The article charts the recent spread of ASF in Europe and issues some sound advice to the public, urges people returning from abroad not to bring back pork products to prevent the deadly infection reaching Britain.

It quotes the NPA warning that the virus is now 'worryingly close' and stressing that only 'absolutely essential visitors' should be allowed on to pig farms and they must have been in the UK for three days.

It quotes NPA chief executive Zoe Davies, who says: “The government might consider the risk is low but the impact if it happens is huge. It is a nasty, tenacious little virus which lasts for three years in meat.”

You can view the article here

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