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23rd update on African swine fever activities at FAO






  • FAO, together with researchers from Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Lithuanian veterinary services, has developed atool to optimize the search of ASF-positive wild boar carcassesin terms of distance, timing and land use. The scientific publication can be read here.
  • The 19th meeting of the GF-TADs Standing Group of Experts on ASF (SGE ASF19) was held as a teleconference on the 23rd of February 2022, earlier than initially planned to address the newly detected outbreaks in January 2022 in Italy and North Macedonia
  • FAO in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched on 17 March an online forum to establish dialogue with policy makers and other stakeholders (from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia) on how to improve ASF prevention on pig farms.
  • The FAO/OIE posters on ASF for different stakeholders are now available in Montenegrin (for farmers, veterinarians and the general public).
  • The Joint FAO/IAEA Centre will organize a refresher training course on the techniques for the detection and characterization of ASF, including the differential diagnostic techniques for classical swine fever. The training is planned on 13-22 June 2022, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the participation of scientists from the officially designated veterinary laboratories in Europe and Central Asian countries.