June 28, 2022
Canada's National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease recognised as lab to address ASF
The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) officially recognised the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) in Winnipeg, Canada, as a WOAH Reference Laboratory to address African swine fever.
There are only six other laboratories in the world with that designation. CFIA's Dr. Aruna Ambagala was also recognised as Canada's designated expert for ASF.
These laboratories play a critical role in the international monitoring and control of animal diseases in applied research, as well as in providing support for diagnosis, training and advice to member countries.
The NCFAD is also designated as a WOAH Reference Laboratory for classical swine fever, highly pathogenic and low pathogenic avian influenza in poultry and foot-and-mouth disease.
- Government of Canada