TARGETED RESEARCH EFFORT

ON AFRICAN SWINE FEVER

African swine fever (ASF) is a mandatory notifiable disease to the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE). It is considered one of the most important diseases of swine due to its high mortality rates, the absence of a vaccine, and most importantly, the trade restrictions associated with its presence.

The introduction of ASF in Eastern Europe (2007) and its rapid spread through the region has seriously increased the risk of introduction into other European countries and beyond.

The goal of this interactive course is to refresh your knowledge on ASF, focussing on the main points that will help you fight against the disease in case of an ASF outbreak.

The content of the course is divided into three modules:
Module 1:
Suspicion
How does ASF look like? What to do in case of suspicion? (information on disease reporting).
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Module 2:
Confirmation, control and eradication
Laboratory methods for diagnosis; how to control and eradicate the disease.
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Module 3:
Prevention and Biosecurity
Prevention and good practices, especially focussing on biosecurity.
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