Q. Consider the following statements regarding African Swine Fever (ASF)
1. It is a zoonotic disease.
2. ASF is listed in the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
  • Statement 1 is incorrect: ASF is not a threat to human beings, since it only spreads from animals to other animals. 
  • Statement 2 is correct: ASF is a disease listed in the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code and must be reported to the OIE.