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Seven CSF Outbreaks in Wild Boar Populations

17 July 2013

LATVIA - The Latvian veterinary authorities have reported seven further outbreaks of classical swine fever in Dagdas, Kraslavas and Dagas counties in the east of the country.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received a seventh follow-up report stating that the affected population consists of wild boar or Sus scrofa (Suidae).

Seven animals were found affected and were all destroyed. No deaths were reported as a result of the outbreaks.

The OIE reports that hunting and sampling of wild boar is still on-going.

Between 20 March 2013 and 27 June 2013, no positive CSF virus results were detected.

A total of 6000 wild boar have been vaccinated and since May 2013 wild boar oral vaccination against CSF virus is on-going in a CSF infected area.

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