As African swine fever continues its relentless spread across Asia, the World Organisation for Animal Health this week announced it will launch a global initiative to control — and hopefully eradicate — the disease.
“Given the global socioeconomic repercussions of ASF, controlling the disease is a high priority for both affected countries and those free of the disease,” the group, known as the OIE, said in a statement. “Because of its complex epidemiology, it isn’t possible to control ASF without a coordinated response from the different sectors involved.”
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