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New African swine fever poster targets students bringing pork products into UK

The new flyer asks students to take their responsibility seriously in protecting the UK pig herd from ASF.

25 August 2019, at 10:00am

New and returning students to the UK are being reminded of their role in preventing the spread of the African swine fever (ASF) virus to the UK pig herd. The virus is proven to spread through contaminated meat and meat products so these products should not be brought across the border, especially from known ASF-affected regions. It is illegal to bring any of these items into the UK from most countries outside of the EU and from any country infected with ASF.

Students are reminded not to bring any fresh, dried or cured pork or wild boar to the UK and if they intend to bring any meat products, these must be declared at customs.

For more information on African swine fever, its clinical signs and prevention methods, please click here.

african swine fever poster instructing students entering the uk not to bring meat products across the border