African swine fever - Personal decontamination


African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a Category A enveloped virus and can survive for variable periods on surfaces and in organic matter and products such as blood, urine, saliva, faeces, mud and bedding across a broad range of pH and temperature.

This Primefact provides information on decontamination for personnel to manage risks associated with African swine fever, topics include:

  • How ASF is spread by people
  • When to decontaminate
  • Observing farm/ site biosecurity
  • How to decontaminate (people, footwear and clothing)


Primefact INT20/193522 First Edition

Published: Feb 2021