African swine fever is contagious and can impact all hogs, making the virus devastating to producers. South Dakota State University Extension veterinarian Dr. Russ Daly says the virus can also survive outside of hogs one month, easily. “It is resistant to temperature extremes and disinfectants we use. If it gets established in the U.S., it would be hard to deal with.” There are tight regulations in place in the U.S., helping minimize the risk of the virus coming into the country. However, Daly says there is still a chance the virus could come in from feed products.