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Periodic Report - ASFRISK (Evaluating and controlling the risk of African swine fever in the EU)

Project ID: 211691
Funded under: FP7-KBBE


This is the second periodic report for the ASFRISK project which received funding under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project will provide new tools and strategies for the control of African swine fever (ASF) in Africa and reduce the risk of spread of the disease in European Union Member States. It will also evaluate the current ASF epidemiology in Africa, develop and validate a generic risk assessment for the introduction of ASF into EU countries and control strategies. The project will also develop and validate new antibody and nucleic acid-based detection methods for ASF, including front line and pen-side tests, which will be supplied to diagnostic facilities in Africa and the Animal Health Laboratories in the EU for the early detection of potential ASFV incursions, in particular by the newly emerging strains.

The report covers a summary description of the project objectives and goes on with the work performed which was developed in four main tasks. The report concludes with the expected final results and their potential impact.

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Record Number: 13738 / Last updated on: 2012-07-23
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