African swine fever was eradicated in Malta by killing every pig in the country.
Classical swine fever has occurred in Australia, where it is considered an exotic disease, four times, the last in 1961. Pig meat imports and illegal swill feeding (feeding uncooked food waste) was the probable cause.
In 1997 the import into Belgium of live pigs from Germany and certain regions of the Netherlands was banned. This followed 11 cases of Classical swine fever in Venhorst. The Dutch authorities undertook a cull of 30,000 pigs and Belgian farmers warned of a pig shortage.