The ongoing spread of African swine fever has experts concerned about the long-term damage it could cause to agriculture.
Preparations are being made in the event the spread becomes a full-fledged outbreak.
African swine fever was first detected in Kenya in 1921. The disease is spread among pigs by direct transmission through bodily fluids or by consuming contaminated meat discarded by humans.
The highly-communicable disease started being reported in 2014, alarming veterinarians and livestock producers around the world.
Dozens of outbreaks have occurred in China since the first case in that country was reported there Aug. 3. China has culled thousands of pigs in an effort to curb its spread.
The disease arrived in western Europe this fall for the first time ever, in what officials believe is a simultaneous outbreak. The World Organization for Animal Health believes humans are responsible for spreading the disease to Belgium.