African swine fever (ASF) is an infectious disease of domestic and wild pigs, caused by ASF virus (ASFV) which is the sole member of the family Asfarviridae. The epidemiology of ASF is complex, with different epidemiological patterns of infection occurring in Africa, Europe and Asia. ASF occurs through transmission cycles involving domestic pigs, wild boars, wild African suids, and soft ticks.
The ASF situation is continuously evolving in the region and has also been impacted by COVID–19 and associated restrictive measures. With over 60% of the world’s domestic pig population in Asia, the impact of this disease in the region cannot be underestimated.
To prevent ASF, WOAH is supporting the development of ASEAN ASF Prevention and Control Strategy, with the purpose to coordinate actions to effectively prevent the spread and mitigate the impacts of African swine fever in South-East Asia.
A workshop with the participation of the ASEAN Member States (AMS), partners and experts contributes to the development of the ASEAN ASF Prevention and Control Strategy.
The objectives of the ASEAN ASF workshop are to: