African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever

African swine fever, a highly contagious disease with no cure, is affecting global pork production, particularly in Europe, Asia, and recently the western hemisphere. To prevent its entry into the U.S., where the pork industry is worth $7.7 billion, the USDA has allocated $500 million for surveillance. China experienced a $111 billion loss from the disease in 2019. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), with its presence in affected regions, is leading research on the disease, focusing on epidemiology, diagnostics, socio-economic impacts, and developing a vaccine using CRISPR-Cas technology. ILRI's efforts, in collaboration with global partners, aim to provide solutions for managing and controlling African swine fever.


Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

European Union

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Friedrich Loeffler Institut

Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines

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International Development Research Centre

International Veterinary Vaccinology Network

J. Craig Venter Institute

Makerere University

Ministry of Health, Kenya

Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development, Kenya

National Natural Science Foundation

Rural Development of South Korea

University of Copenhagen