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Classical Swine Fever

Classical swine fever (CSF), also known as hog cholera or swine fever, is a highly contagious viral disease affecting domestic and wild pig populations. The disease ranges from mild to severe and can be fatal. CSF may cause a large number of deaths in affected herds. Symptoms of CSF include fever and redness of the skin, as well as incoordination, diarrhea, and pneumonia. Severe cases of the disease appear very similar to African swine fever.

In Canada, CSF is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act, and all cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

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