PhD opportunity in Copenhagen

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University of Copenhagen offers a fully funded PhD fellowship in transmission of African Swine Fever.  Application deadline 15th February. The project will focus on the potential role of blood sucking insects in the spread of virus from infected wild boars … Read More

The role of flies in ASF

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Some of our members published two really interesting scientific papers in 2018, one in Veterinary Microbiology and one in Tansboundary and Emerging Diseases. Both show how stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans) can be a vector for ASF in Europe. This result … Read More

ASF outbreak investigation

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Some of our members conducted an investigation on an outbreak in a large commercial pig farm in Latvia, to understand how ASF entered the farm. Their results show that the most serious risk factor is the human one, for more … Read More

Fencing for wildlife disease control

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A paper on the use of fencing for wildlife disease control has been recently published on the Journal of Applied Ecology. Here the authors address costs and benefits while highlighting aspects that still need further investigation.

Training school in “Participatory methods to evaluate and improve the surveillance and control measures for African swine fever in wild boar in affected and at-risk countries”

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Few days left to apply to the Training School in “Participatory methods to evaluate and improve the surveillance and control measures for African swine fever in wild boar in affected and at-risk countries”. The deadline is November 1st, please contact … Read More

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