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A wild boar carcass in Brandenburg state, Germany, has been found to be infected with the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.
Holiday season has come to an end and works returns to what is the new “normal”.  ASF hangs as a constant threat over the pork producing industry in Europe and is devastating the industry in Asia. The, for producers, negative situation in the USA is exceptional. Global pork market has never been more volatile. Animal protein shortage in parts of the world is predicted by several industry watchers...
African Swine Fever took Belgium by surprise in September 2018, but luckily it occurred in wild boar, in a part of the country where not many domestic pigs were kept. The country has hopes that by autumn 2020, the status “free from ASF” can be obtained again
Veterinary Services play a critical role in facilitating the international trade of animals and animal products by preventing the spread of diseases. In the current changing world, they face numerous challenges. To better identify and address them, the OIE Technical Item for 2020 provides an evaluation of current challenges and demonstrates how the OIE's diverse programmes are instrumental in...
Being in full summer and many of you on holiday, we wish to restate that to minimize the risk of contracting or infecting others, distance, hand hygiene and mask is the best combination of measures. Using a mask in indoor places, especially small and/or crowded and/or with poor air-conditioning is a bit annoying but a good way to reduce virus circulation. Besides, new data and reliable...