Strengthening Quality Control at Veterinary Laboratories and Curtailing Animal Diseases

National animal disease diagnostic laboratories of 44 African and 19 Asian countries are participating in the VETLAB Network, facilitated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

UN FAO convenes emergency meeting of animal health experts in Asia in response to swine fever threat

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has opened a three day emergency meeting to examine the most recent developments in China following the outbreak of African swine fever in the country, and propose a regional response to the threat that ASF could spread to other countries in Asia.

Can China, the world’s biggest pork producer, contain a fatal pig virus? Scientists fear the worst

As of today, African swine fever has been reported at sites in four provinces in China’s northeast, thousands of kilometers apart. Containing the disease in a population of more than 430 million hogs, many raised in smallholder farmyards with minimal biosecurity, could be a monumental challenge.