The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has updated its African swine fever (ASF) strategic plan and expanded it into a full response plan as part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen response capabilities in the event of an outbreak. This new plan—USDA APHIS ASF Response Plan: The Red Book May 2020—elevates preparedness activities in the United States, particularly given USDA’s recent Veterinary Services’ National Training and Exercise Program’s ASF activities. The Red Book is a comprehensive response plan for the United States in the event of an ASF incursion in the country. To view or download the Red Book, visit www.aphis.usda.gov/fadprep.

 

 

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