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EU-China collaboration on pig disease research with a particular focus on African Swine Fever, 12 March 2019
Galileo Room, South Wing
Delegation of the European Union to China 欧洲联盟驻华代表团
15 Dongzhimenwai Street, Sanlitun, Beijing 100600 China
A workshop to improve coordination of research on pig diseases, in particular African swine fever (ASF), was held in Beijing on 12 March 2019.
A report of the meeting is available here: EU-China collaboration on pig disease research with a particular focus on African Swine Fever (ASF).
Organized by the European Union, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and the STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium on Animal Health (IRC), the workshop brought together experts in animal health and research policy to share knowledge and experience on developing control strategies and collaborating to find solutions to the threat of ASF and other pig diseases.
ASF appeared for the first time in China in August 2018. In Europe, ASF has been spreading from the east westwards since 2014. ASF is a severe viral disease of pigs that is highly infectious, and for which there is currently no available vaccine. The disease poses a serious threat to farm livelihoods, trade and meat supplies.
The workshop was organised to improve coordination of research and collaboration between researchers in China and Europe, to find solutions to the common threat facing pig production in both regions. The experts reviewed the current ASF situation in Europe and China, and the research needs on ASF control as identified by the Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance (GARA). It also considered a roadmap on vaccine development, epidemiology and disease control strategies.
The presentations included:
The outbreak of African swine fever and its possible sources in China. Rongliang Hu, Veterinary Research Institute, AMMS, Changchun, China
EU funding of animal health research. Jean-Charles Cavitte, Research Policy Officer, Research and Innovation Unit, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
Overview of ASF situation in Europe. Gudrun Gallhoff, Minister Counsellor for Health and Food Safety, Delegation of the European Union to China
ASF Research roadmaps on vaccine development and epidemiology and disease control strategies. Stefano Messori World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE): Secretariat for the STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium on Animal Health
Current Situation and Control Strategy of African Swine Fever in China. Dr. Shengqiang Ge. China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center, National Research Center for Exotic Animal Diseases
African swine fever – lessons learned from recent animal trials. Sandra Blome, FLI, Germany
Development of tools to combat African swine fever. Present and Future perspectives. Covadonga Alonso, Dept. Biotechnology, INIA, Spain
Cost Action ASF-STOP: understanding and combatting African swine fever in Europe. Dolores Gavier-Widén, National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden
Gene-edited pigs are protected from classical swine fever virus. Hongsheng Ouyang, College of Animal Sciences, Jilin University
Outlines of Key Funds for Animal Health from Chinese Ministries and in CAAS. Prof. Dr. Hong Yin, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute
ASFV Research: an update. Dr Pip Beard, Pirbright Institute, UK
African swine fever vaccines: Current situation and perspectives. QIU Hua-Ji, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS
Risk of African Swine Fever transmission in veterinary biologics. Qizu Zhao, China Veterinary Drug Control Institute
Global African Swine Fever Research Alliance – Fighting African swine fever together. Covadonga Alonso and Sandra Blome, GARA Executive Committee
Progress on the development of diagnostic tools for ASFV and concerns of soft ticks in China. Zhijie Liu, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute
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