Preparing for African Swine Fever
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
- High fever
- Loss of appetite
- Red, Blotchy skin, or skin lesions
- Coughing or difficulty breathing
- Sudden death
ADDL'S ROLE IN A RESPONSE
- Test samples
- Report results to BOAH, the USDA, and producer/veterinarian
- Communicate needs, status, and capacity
HOW ADDL IS PREPARING FOR AN ASF RESPONSE
- Participating in planning sessions with BOAH, the USDA, and IN Pork.
- Participating in tabletop exercises with stakeholders, following completion of exercises led by the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN).
- Engaging in routine communication with laboratories in the NAHLN.
- Evaluating equipment, computer systems, personnel, and capacity.
- Completing preventative equipment maintenance to ensure readiness.
- Monitoring supply chain status for testing supplies.
- Educating staff to ensure proficiency with PCR testing for ASF, Classical Swine Fever (CSF), and Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD).
- Reviewing intake/decontamination procedures.
- Working to improve processes to ensure results can be messaged to BOAH and the USDA.
- Staying current with national and global events.
- Providing rapid testing for foreign animal disease investigations, while results are transported to the USDA for confirmation testing.
- Training to better prepare personnel and improve response communication with the incident management team.
DO YOUR PART TO PROTECT U.S. SWINE
Immediately report sick or dead feral swine: 866-536-7593