During May 22, 23 and 25, Prof. José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno has held a series of seminars in South Korea, organized by the company Dodrom, on the prevention and control of African swine fever. At the same time, he has held a meeting with those responsible for animal health of the Ministry of Agriculture of the country.
The seminars taught were the following:
- Global situation of African Swine Fever
- African Swine Fever Control and Erradication. Routes of Transmission
- Analisis of Clinical signs and pathological lessions
- Laboratory Diagnosis.
- African Swine Fever: Present and Future control.
A delegation of Chinese breeders and veterinarians have visited our center to learn about the status of the African Swine Fever and the improvements that could have been made in China.
New in the media:
- Veterinarios y ganaderos chinos se forman en España sobre la PPA (Animal´s Health, spanish text)
- Veterinarios chinos visitan España para formarse en peste porcina africana (Diario Veterinario, spanish text)
The international scientific journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science has published the study "First Oral Vaccination of Eurasian Wild Boar Against African Swine Fever Virus Genotype II", which is being developed in Spain under the direction of the Professor of Animal Health José Manuel Sánchez Vizcaíno at the Complutense University of Madrid.
The news has had a great impact on the media:
Numerous veterinary representatives attended the presentation of the new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of MSD vaccination during the World Immunization Week
This congress was held from 17 to 20 April 2019 in Svetlogorsk (Russia) and José Manuel Sánchez participates with the presentation: "Innovative tools for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in pigs" and in the panel discussion on African Swine Fever as an expert of the OIE.
On April 3th, a Spanish delegation headed by Professor José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno meets with the Minister of Agriculture of Romania to discuss the issue of the African Swine Fever.
Translation of the press release from the ministry:
Petre Daea, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, received a delegation of African swine fever experts headed by Dr. Jose Manuel Sanchez-Vizcaino, an animal health professor at the University of Madrid and expert at the MADR headquarters on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. World Organization for Animal Health on African swine fever. The invited delegate also included engineer Iani Chihaia of the National Association of Combined Fruit Manufacturers in Romania, Megan C. Niederwerder (Kansas State University), Enric Marco Granell (EAPHM President) and Gonzalo Mateos.
In addition to the Minister Petre Daea were Secretary of State Daniel Dumitru Botanoiu, Alexandru Ţachianu, Undersecretary of State Maricel Floricel Dima, Director General of the Directorate General for Agricultural Policies, Elena Tatomir, Director General of the European Affairs Department, International Relations and Roxana Zarma , Deputy General Director of the Agricultural Policy Directorate, Mihai Neagu, Director of the Animal Welfare Policy Maria Toma, as well as the vice-presidents of ANSVSA, namely Dr. Csutak Nagy Laszlo and Dr. Octavian Ilisoi.