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12.09.2019

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Depository on African Swine Fever

On this page, you will find the following resources:

1. ASF situation: outbreak and distribution maps and animations UPDATED on 11 June 2019
2. ASF Technical Card and Summary (OIE)
3. OIE International Standard on ASF
4. ASF Diagnosis
5. ASF Contingency Plans
6. ASF Control Strategy
7. ASF simulation exercices (reported to the OIE)
8. ASF Recommendations (GF-TADs events; OIE events)
9. ASF Scientific and Technical Papers (EFSA; FAO; etc)
10. ASF projects in Europe
11. ASF websites UPDATED on 3 June 2019
12. Reference Laboratories on ASF (and annual reports) UPDATED on 19 July 2019
13. OIE weekly reports on the situation of ASF worldwide
14. OIE Awareness campaign material UPDATED on 16 July 2019
15. ASF Awareness campaign material from European countries UPDATED on 12 June 2019
16. African swine fever in wild boar - ecology and biosecurity (formerly known as the GF-TADs Handbook on African Swine Fever in wild boar and biosecurity during hunting) OFFICIAL PUBLICATION
17. Outbreaks investigation and data collection NEW, please contribute to enrich this section

Please write to rsr.bruxelles@oie.int if:
- you want to enrich the content of the page
- you have a question on ASF in Europe


1. ASF situation: outbreak and distribution maps and animations
- ASF Outbreak map (OIE WAHIS) - please adjust the parameters to display the current situation
- ASF Distribution map (OIE WAHIS - please adjust the parameters to display the current situation

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Animation of all incident ASF cases and outbreaks since 2007, wild boar and domestic pig (FAO)
- Animation of the cumulative ASF cases and outbreaks since 2007, wild boar and domestic pig (FAO)
- Animation of all incident ASF cases and outbreaks since 2014, wild boar and domestic pig (FAO)
- Animation of the cumulative ASF cases and outbreaks since 2014, wild boar and domestic pig (FAO)

- Animation of ASF epidemiological spread in Europe since 2007 (European Commission)
- Animation of ASF epidemiological spread in Europe and Asia - administrative divisions affected since 2014 (European Commission)
- Map of ASF cases and outbreaks in the European Union - Weekly update (European Commission)

- African Swine Fever in Asia - website of the OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific

2. ASF Technical Card and Disease Information Summary (OIE)
- ASF Technical Card
- ASF Disease Information Summary


3. OIE International Standards on ASF
- Chapter 15.1 of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code
- Chapter 2.8.1 of the
Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals


4. ASF Diagnosis:
- African swine fever: detection and diagnosis – A manual for veterinarians (FAO). Available in Albanian, Chinese, English, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian
UPDATED
- Chapter 2.8.1 of the Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals
- ASF Diagnosis: review; videos; protocols (ASF Risk programme)


5. ASF Contingency Plans
- introduction: Early detection and contingency plans for ASF
(Prof. Vicaino-Sanchez)
- FAO Manual on the
Preparation of African swine fever contingency plans


6. ASF Control Strategy and Action Plans
-
United Kingdom
- GF-TADs 5-year Action Plan (annex 3 on ASF)
- Decision of the Council of Ministers of Belarus: "Additional measures for the eradication of ASF and other major animal diseases" (Russian only)


7. ASF simulation exercices (reported to the OIE)
- information on ASF simulation exercices (browse by year)


8. ASF Recommendations (OIE events; GF-TADs events)
- Recommendations of the OIE Conferences of the Commission for Europe; Astana 1 (border control); Astana 2 (ASF)
- Recommendations of the OIE-CIC meeting on ASF (Paris, July 2014) - under finalization
- Recommendations of the GF-TADs for Europe regional Steering Committee meeting: RSC2 (2007); RSC3 (2010); RSC4 (2012); RSC5 (2013);
- Recommendations of the GF-TADs for Europe meetings: Greifswald, Germany (2010); Berlin, Germany (2011); Budapest, Hungary (November 2012); Vilnius, Lithuania (2013)


9. ASF Scientific and Technical Papers (EFSA; FAO; etc)
- EFSA Scientific Opinion on ASF (2010)
- EFSA Scientific report on 'Evaluation of possible mitigation measures to prevent introduction and spread of African swine fever virus through wild boar' (2014)
- FAO - African swine fever in the Russian Federation: risk factors for Europe and beyond
- FAO and OIE - Good Practices for Biosecurity in the Pig Sector
- FAO Carcass management for small- and medium-scale livestock farms - Practical considerations
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FAO Wild boar mapping using population-density statistics
- EU - Guidelines on surveillance and control of African swine fever in feral pigs and preventive measures for pig holdings
- Assessing the risk of introduction of ASF in Europe
- Assessing the risk of introduction of ASF in Europe (in wild boars)


10. ASF projects / activities in Europe
- FAO Emergency Regional TCP project on African Swine Fever emergency preparedness in the Balkans
- Global Platform for African swine fever


11. ASF dedicated webpages:
- FAO African swine fever page
- EU webpage on ASF
- Rosselkhoznadzor webpages on ASF (Russia)
- Pig Trop - The information center about pig breeding in the tropics
- African Swine Fever in Asia - website of the OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific

12. Reference Laboratories on ASF

OIE Reference Laboratories on ASF - annual reports to the OIE

Dr Baratang Alison Lubisi
Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute
Agricultural Research Council
Private Bag X05
Onderstepoort 0110
SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: +27-12 529 91 17  
Fax: +27-12 529 94 18
Email: lubisia@arc.agric.za
Dr José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno
Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET)
Facultad de Veterinaria
HCV Planta sótano
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Avda Puerta de Hierro s/n
28040 Madrid
ESPAÑA
Tel: +34-91 394.40.82  
Fax: +34-91 394.39.08
Email: jmvizcaino@visavet.ucm.es
Dr Linda Dixon
Institute for Animal Health
Ash Road, Pirbright
Woking, Surrey, GU24 0NF
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44-1483 23 24 41  
Fax: +44-1483 23 24 48
Email: linda.dixon@pirbright.ac.uk














FAO Reference Center and EU Reference Laboratory on ASF

Marisa Arias, Director
Carmina Gallardo, Laboratory Coordinator

Animal Health Research Centre -Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal
Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología
Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA-CISA)
Valdeolmos, 28130, Madrid, SPAIN
Telf.: +34 916202300
Fax.:+34 916202247
Email: arias@inia.es and gallardo@inia.es
Website:
http://asf-referencelab.info/asf/en/

 

 

 









13. OIE and FAO weekly reports on the situation of ASF

The OIE (World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department) is now publishing a weekly report presenting an overview of the ASF events worldwide with ongoing outbreaks notified through the OIE's Early Warning System by its Members. A classification of the affected population (by backyard swine, farm swine and wild boar) was made considering their different roles in the epidemiology of the disease.
The weekly reports can be downloaded here.
The FAO produces weekly an ASF situation in Asia update


14. OIE Awareness campaign material NEW

The OIE (Communication Unit) has published early February 2019 a set of ASF awareness campaign material. 6 posters are currently available in French, English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese versions:
- OIE general tools
- Commercial pigs farms
- Small backyard farmers
- Hunters
- Travellers
- Transport authorities and check point staff
This material can be downloaded and spread around from a One Drive folder and also from https://trello.com/b/GloiZoik/african-swine-fever-oie.

Sample of the material in English ('OIE general tools' and 'Hunters') and Russian ('OIE general tools' and 'Small backyard farmers'):




15. ASF Awareness campaign material from European countries

Austria
A lot of information and awareness material is provided in German and other languages


Bulgaria NEW
- Poster and Leaflet on ASF in Bulgarian
- Document on the ASFORCE programme in Bulgarian
- Leaflet for hunters in Bulgarian


Belgium
- Leaflet for pig farmers, in English, French, Dutch and German
- Leaflet for hunters, in English, French, Dutch and German
- Leaflet for the general public and travellers, in English, French, Dutch and German
- An 8 page-long leaflet of the Wallonie region "La peste porcine africaine: agissons ensemble!"


Estonia
General poster on ASF for public at large (Estonian)
Biosecurity at farm level (Estonian)
Biosecuritty during wild boar hunting operations (Estonian)
Guidelines for the control of ASF in the forest (Estonian)
Explanatory diagram of a burial site (Estonian)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk8F-STepltzZuFVdLqNXr35IR8ZbwUpe
https://youtu.be/NoV1cK0qWFI


Finland NEW
- Dedicated ASF page on Ruokavirasto (Finnish Food Authority) website with materials for different stakeholders - Finnish, Swedish and English
- Animation videos on ASF for travelers, hunters, vets, pig farmers and hikers - Finnish and Swedish
- Multilingual leaflets for travelers, passengers, transport operators: Guidelines on restrictions on personal import of food (2 pages) and "Guidelines on restrictions on import of food by private persons" (3 pages)
- General information leaflet for pig farmers, hunters and vets (Finnish and Swedish)
- Leaflet for hunters (Finnish and Swedish)
- Leaflet for hunters: ASF on sampling (Finnish and Swedish)


France NEW
A lot of awareness material prepared by the French authorities is available in French at https://www.plateforme-esa.fr/article/ppa-actions-de-sensibilisation-menees-en-france-actualisation.
The material - messages, letters, posters, flyers - are displayed according to the target public: breeders, veterinarians, other actors in the pig sector, hunters, forest profesionnals, general public.


Germany
Flyer on ASF Risk linked to food waste (multiple languages)

And a number of documents intended to 1/ inform travelers about the portability of the ASP virus to contaminated food; 2/ educate farmers about the portability of the ASP virus; 3/ inform hunters and hunters about the portability of the ASP virus. Please download the package here.


Greece
- Poster for travellers
- Leaflet for farmers
- Leaflet for hunters


Ireland
A dedicated ASF page on the DAFM website is in place which provides a lot of material for all stakeholders including travellers/members of the public, and in particular:
o a multilingual poster for visitors to or staff from Irish pig farms who may have been in ASF affected regions
o advice for livestock transporters intending to travel to or through ASF affected areas


Poland
Instructional video for foresters and hunters showing preventive behavior in the case of ASF (Polish)


Romania
Poster at border to prevent import of pigs and pork products (English)
Poster at border to prevent import of pigs and pork products (Romanian)
Notice to travellers (English and Romanian)
Technical information sheet on ASF for private vets (Romanian)
Biosecurity rules to observe during wild boar hunting (Romanian)
Notify ASF signs to your veterinarian (Romanian)
Information material on biosecurity measures to prevent African swine fever for pig breeders (Romanian)

Video clip on ASF for hunters (Romanian) (ask the GF-TADs Secretariat)
Video clip on ASF for breeders (Romanian) (ask the GF-TADs Secretariat)
Video clip on ASF for travellers (Romanian) (ask the GF-TADs Secretariat)


Spain
- Three posters titled “La bioseguridad es tu responsabilidad” (“Biosecurity is your responsability”) dealing with specific biosecurity measures to be applied by workers in pig holdings, transport and abattoirs in order to prevent outbreaks of ASF.
- A poster titled “¡No nos pongas en riesgo!” (“Don’t put us at risk!”) which aims to increase awareness of travellers who arrive in Spain or fly to affected countries.
- A poster titled “Información sanitaria importante” (“Relevant health information”) with similar information to the one found in the posters designed for the airports, recommending travellers not to bring fresh or cured meat-products from affected countries and be careful about their disposal. This poster contains the same information written in six strategic languages: Spanish, English, Romanian, Bulgarian, Polish and Moroccan.
- A poster titled “Si cazas en otros países debes tomar ciertas precauciones para no traer enfermedades animales a tu regreso” (“If you go hunting to other countries you must take care about not bringing animal diseases on your return”) which summarizes some important measures to be taken by hunters to prevent the entrance of animal diseases to Spain (including ASF).


Serbia
Posters in language versions aiming at:
- Hunters: Serbian, Bulgarian, English, Hungarian, Romanian
- Farmers: Serbian, Bulgarian, Hungarian
- Border control: Serbian/Bulgarian, Serbian/English, Serbian/Hungarian, Serbian/Romanian, Serbian/English/Hungarian, Serbian/English/Romanian


Sweden UPDATED
- A multilingual poster 'Don´t throw leftovers in nature, use the garbage bins!' has been posted at resting points along major roads mainly in southern Sweden and posted at all Customs offices and BIPs.
- A multilingual leaflet on the same topic and key messages ('Please ensure that all food waste is disposed of safely / It is forbidden to feed kitchen waste to pigs and wild boar / Please clean clothes and shoes that have been in contact with wild boar for hunters and travellers') is also available, aiming particularly at travellers and hunters.
- Video for travelers that for example addresses the importance of not to bring meat or meat products from pigs or wild boar from countries where ASF is present.
- Questions and answers are continuously updated when the situation demands.
- The website of the SBA is continuously updated. An ASF-website in English has been launched.
- A series of videos from a seminar is on our Youtube channel with the NGOs in the pig branch as well as farmers organizations, hunters organizations and all governmental boards that are involved in the control and eradication of ASF in an outbreak.


United Kingdom
Presentation showing images of ASF clinical signs and pathology
Posters of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board



2 pages documents: Advice for hauliers - Advice for hunters
5 posters: Clean and disinfect vehicles and clothing - Don't bring meat back - Don't feed meat but use secure bins - For hunters - On impact of ASF
2 videos: one aimed at commercial pig keepers and one aimed at pet pig owners


European Commission
EU Fact sheet for hunters / EN:
https://ec.europa.eu/food/sites/food/files/animals/docs/ad-control_measures-asf-factsheet_hunters_en.pdf
EU Fact sheet for huters / RU:
https://ec.europa.eu/food/sites/food/files/animals/docs/ad-control_measures-asf-factsheet_hunters_ru.pdf
African Swine Fever - Clinical signs
http://asf-referencelab.info/asf/images/files/video/PICTURES_CLINICAL_SIGNS_LESIONS_EURL.pdf


FAO

Editable generic leaflets (PPT files), downloadable in Bosnian, English and Serbian.


16. African swine fever in wild boar - ecology and biosecurity
This is the official publication, in the series of FAO Animal Production and Health Manuals, of the former "Handbook on African Swine Fever in wild boar and biosecurity during hunting", which was originally drafted under the umbrella of the GF-TADS standing group of experts on ASF in Europe. This official version replaces the provisionnal document made available online on this page as of September 2018.





17. Outbreaks investigation and data collection
Assessment of biosecurity in pig farms: BIOCHECK method. The tool is currently being tested in Belgium. It was developed by the University of Ghent, in the department of Professor J. Dewulf. https://www.biocheck.ugent.be/biocheck.php

Please provide the GF-TADs Secretariat (f.schneegans@oie.int) with procedures, checklists orquestionnaires that are used in your country to conduct investigations in case of an outbreak in domestic pigs, or of cases in wild boar, and to collect relevant data. They will be shared here.