SARS-CoV-2 in animals used for fur farming


SARS-CoV-2 was first identified in humans in December 2019 and has since affected almost 68 million people causing over 1.5 million deaths worldwide. Animal-to-human and animal-to-animal transmission has been documented within farmed minks in several countries. SARS-CoV-2 has been identified in a … [Read more...]

African Swine Fever (ASF) Report N° 6


This report presents an overview of the ASF events with ongoing outbreaks notified through the OIE’s Early Warning System (IN:Immediate notifications and FUR:Follow-up reports) by its Members. This information is publicly available1 . A classification of the affected population (by backyard and … [Read more...]

Food Chain Crisis Early Warning Bulletin


Forecasting threats to the food chain affecting food security in countries and regions [Read more] … [Read more...]

Rift Valley Fever Surveillance. FAO Animal Production and Health Manual No. 21


Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an epizootic disease. Even in regions where the RVF virus is always present, outbreaks do not necessarily occur. Several years can separate outbreaks, with no evidence of disease in the interim [Read more] … [Read more...]

African swine fever threatens People’s Republic of China: A rapid risk assessment of ASF introduction


African swine fever (ASF) is one of the most devastating diseases affecting pigs. Highly contagious, it is associated with a virus from the genus Asfivirus of the Asfaviridae family (Dixon, 2005) ... [Read More] … [Read more...]