African Swine Fever (ASF) Cross Border Risk Assessment – South East Asia (OIE/CityU)

Director: Prof. Dirk U. Pfeiffer
Project Members: Dr Andrew BremangDr Anne Conan, Dr Jeremy Ho, Dr Younjung Kim, Dr Lisa N Kohnle, Dr Aaron Yang, Dr Veronica Yu


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African Swine fever virus (ASFV) has been reported for the first time in China in August 2018. Since this introduction in the region, it has spread in the region of East and South East Asia. Consequences for the pig industry in these countries have been dramatic, including an increasing danger to international trade. Moreover, low and medium-income countries in the region do not have the animal health service capacity to control this highly challenging disease. Limited knowledge about the ASFV epidemiology in Asia renders the prevention and control efforts unsustainable. A coordinated regional multidisciplinary effort across government and regional stakeholders is required.

The objective of the study is to review the current knowledge of ASFV in South-East Asian countries plus China, Timor-Leste, and Papua New Guinea, to conduct an entry risk assessment of ASFV cross-border spread for the participant countries and to build capacity in risk assessment for national veterinary services.

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is involved as a consultant of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to lead and conduct the project from May 2020 to April 2021. The study will be delivered as a combination of conducting risk assessments and capacity building for local stakeholders in national veterinary services.

Webinars

CityU team is organizing a series of webinars mixing specialist presentations and online group work. The platform Zoom is used to facilitate presentations, document sharing, and group work among all stakeholders.

For the webinar videos, please visit this link

Session 1: An Overview of African swine fever epidemiology

Session 2: Risk assessment and Geographic Information Systems

Session 3: Overview of Risk Assessment

Session 4: Country Presentation and Group Discussion

Session 5: Introduction to Qualitative Risk Assessment

Mentor Team

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Indonesia
The Philippines

Dr Andrew BREMANG 

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Cambodia
Papua New Guinea

Dr Anne CONAN

Jeremy
China
Singapore

Dr Jeremy HO

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Malaysia
Vietnam

Dr. Younjung KIM

Lisa
Myanmar
Timor-Leste

Dr Lisa Nora KOHNLE

Veronica
Lao PDR
Thailand

Dr Veronica YU

 

Aaron
China
Singapore

Dr Aaron YANG

Contact: Dr Anne Conan (Email: ayconan@cityu.edu.hk); or Mrs Fiona Lu (Email: fenglu@cityu.edu.hk)

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Funded by World Organisation for Animal Health