If a veterinarian suspects African swine fever, they must report the finding to DATCP as soon as possible - within one day (state law). More information about reporting requirements and how to report a disease are on DATCP’s
disease reporting requirements webpage.
The only way to confirm African swine fever is by taking a sample and submitting it for testing. Certain labs in the U.S. are qualified to test for this disease. Samples can only be collected by approved state or federal staff.
There is no treatment for African swine fever. If diagnosed on a premises, the animal and any other swine it was in contact with must be euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease.