Evaluating the role of direct (i.e., animal contacts) and indirect (i.e., airborne) transmission of different PRRSV genotypes within and between different swine production systems in the US

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRS) is still one of the swine diseases responsible for large economic losses in the US, despite of preventive and control measures implemented to reduce transmission within and between production systems. However, few studies have investigated how the different PRRSV genotypes are spreading among swine systems in the US and which are the most likely transmission pathways contributing to it.

Evaluation of the Interface between Feral Pigs and Pasture-Raised Pigs, a Multi-Agency Epidemiological Approach: Implications for Infectious Disease Transmission and Surveillance

The growing niche of pasture-raised pigs in the last two decades reflects consumer demand for local, sustainable, humanely-raised meat. One of the challenges of raising pigs outdoors is the increasing probability of domestic pigs interfacing with feral pigs and a corresponding increasing risk of emerging diseases. California has one of the largest and widest distributions of feral pigs.These two parallel trends of an expanding feral pig population and a growing interest in pasture-raised pork creates a possible disease transmission link for existing pathogens harbored in feral pigs.

Linking veterinary diagnostic laboratory submissions to spatiotemporal mapping tools: the future of disease management, control and elimination

The objectives of this project are to integrate, further develop, and use a number of existing diagnostic and epidemiologic information management technologies to create a functional, scalable, and universally applicable swine diagnostic information network and disease management tool that links participating veterinary diagnostic laboratory (VDL) submissions and corresponding Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) test results and interpreted PEDV health status of the site to a spatiotemporal disease management tool (Disease BioPortal) for use i

AoC – Development and Maintenance of the ASF News Web-Service

The aim is to develop an intelligence technology system referred to as “ASF News”. We will develop the infrastructure and interface to capture, validate, store and provide in near real-time official and unofficial information, news and notifications about African Swine Fever reported in more than 10 languages. During the time of this collaboration we will complete the ASF News infrastructure design, implementation and beta-testing.

Real-time risk Assessment Platform for Evaluating the Risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) Introduction into the United States

The aim of this project is to develop a user-friendly digital platform for the real-time risk assessment of ASF introduction into the US. This platform would be scalable and could be easily adapted to evaluate other Foreign Animal Diseases (FADS). This platform will allow the gathering, update and integration of different epidemiological data for the near real-time risk assessment of ASF introduction into US through different routes.