U.S. purchases ASF and FMD diagnostic test kits

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The purchases help increase U.S. preparedness to respond to high-consequence foreign animal diseases.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the purchase of diagnostic test kits for the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (NAVVCB). This is the first purchase of these kits, used to test livestock for African swine fever (ASF) and foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). The purchases help increase U.S. preparedness to respond to high-consequence foreign animal diseases.

APHIS is also announcing the availability of a sources-sought notice that will be posted for 90 days to gather additional information from interested diagnostics manufacturers and developers on their ability to supply test kits or devices for three major foreign animal diseases: FMD, ASF, and classical swine fever (CSF).


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