May 4, 2022


OIE commissions study to understand ASF risk pathways in Asia and Papua New Guinea



The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), in collaboration with City University of Hong Kong (CityU), has commissioned a study on African swine fever (ASF) cross-border risk assessment in Southeast Asia, China, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea to better understand the different risk pathways for ASFV reintroduction in the region.


As part of the study, the ASF risk assessment manual was developed to guide country participants when undertaking the entry risk assessment (cross-border risk assessment) in their respective countries.


The manual includes an entry assessment component as defined in an OIE risk analysis framework, which consists of describing the biological pathways necessary for an importation activity to introduce pathogenic agents into a particular environment and estimating the probability of that complete process occurring. It also provides a guide for cross-border qualitative risk assessment.