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Around the world Posted on 2020-07-06 15:42:15

Establishment of an ASF Reference Laboratories Network

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In February 2019, the OIE Biological Standards Commission identified African swine fever (ASF) as a priority disease of current global importance, for which a network of OIE Reference Laboratories could be established.

The main objective of this ASF Reference Laboratories Network will be to foster strong partnerships among OIE Reference Laboratories, national reference laboratories and experts from laboratories in low- and middle-income countries.

By combining forces, the Network will support initiatives to curb the spread of the disease and assist OIE Members in controlling ASF and working towards its eradication in affected regions.

OIE Biological Standards Commission

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