E-Depository ASF -1

Main resources and publications on ASF


1) ASF situation: outbreak and distribution maps and animations


2) ASF Technical Card and Disease Information Summary (OIE)


3) OIE International Standards on ASF


4) ASF Diagnosis


5) ASF Contingency Plans


6) ASF Control Strategy and Action Plans


7) ASF simulation exercices (reported to the OIE)


8) ASF Recommendations (OIE events; GF-TADs events)

  • Recommendations of the OIE Conferences of the Commission for Europe; Astana 1 (border control); Astana 2 (ASF)
  • Recommendations of the GF-TADs for Europe regional Steering Committee meeting: RSC2 (2007), RSC3 (2010), RSC4 (2012), RSC5 (2013), RSC6 (2015), RSC7 (2017)
  • Recommendations of the GF-TADs for Europe meetings: Greifswald-Germany (2010); Berlin-Germany (2011); Budapest-Hungary (2012); Vilnius-Lithuania (2013)


9) ASF Scientific and Technical Papers (EFSA; FAO; etc)


10) ASF projects / activities in Europe


11) ASF dedicated webpages


12) OIE and FAO weekly reports on the situation of ASF worldwide

The OIE WAHIAD (World Animal Health Information and Analysis Department) is now publishing a weekly report presenting an overview of the ASF events worldwide, with ongoing outbreaks notified by its Members through the OIE’s Early Warning System.

A classification of the affected population (backyard swine, farm swine and wild boar) was made considering their different roles in the epidemiology of the disease.
The weekly reports can be downloaded here.

The FAO produces an ASF situation in Asia, updated weekly.


13) African swine fever in wild boar – ecology and biosecurity
(English, Lithuanian, Spanish)

This is the official publication, in the series of FAO Animal Production and Health Manuals, of the former “Handbook on African Swine Fever in wild boar and biosecurity during hunting”, which was originally drafted under the umbrella of the GF-TADS standing group of experts on ASF in Europe. This official version replaces the provisionnal document made available online on this page as of September 2018.


14) Outbreaks investigation and data collection
Assessment of biosecurity in pig farms: BIOCHECK method. The tool is currently being tested in Belgium. It was developed by the University of Ghent, in the department of Professor J. Dewulf. https://www.biocheck.ugent.be/biocheck.php

Please provide the [email protected] with procedures, checklists or questionnaires used in your country to conduct investigations in case of an outbreak in domestic pigs, or in wild boar, and to collect relevant data. They will be shared here


15) Reference Laboratories on ASF

Dr Baratang Alison Lubisi
Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute
Agricultural Research Council
Private Bag X05
Onderstepoort 0110
Tel: +27-12 529 91 17
Fax: +27-12 529 94 18
Email: [email protected]

Dr José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno
Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET)
Facultad de Veterinaria
HCV Planta sótano
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Avda Puerta de Hierro s/n
28040 Madrid
Tel: +34-91 394.40.82  /  Fax: +34-91 394.39.08
Email: [email protected]

Dr Linda Dixon
Institute for Animal Health
Ash Road, Pirbright
Woking, Surrey, GU24 0NF
Tel: +44-1483 23 24 41  /  Fax: +44-1483 23 24 48
Email: [email protected]


  • FAO Reference Center and EU Reference Laboratory on ASF

Marisa Arias, Director
Carmina Gallardo, Laboratory Coordinator
Animal Health Research Centre -Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal
Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología
Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA-CISA)
Valdeolmos, 28130, Madrid, SPAIN
Tel: +34 916202300  /  Fax:+34 916202247
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]
Website: http://asf-referencelab.info/asf/en/