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EU Body to Evaluate ASF Control Methods

05 March 2014

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African Swine Fever Activity in area shown from January 2010 - PROMED/HealthMap

EU - EFSA is evaluating the effectiveness of control measures to reduce the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus among wild boars.

Following an urgent request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is evaluating the effectiveness of control measures to reduce the spread of the virus among wild boars. EFSA’s scientific advice is due to be published by 14 March 2014.

At the end of January, Poland and Lithuania reported cases of African swine fever in wild boars. African swine fever is a viral disease that is harmless to humans but deadly to pigs and wild boars. Currently, there is no cure and no vaccine.

 

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