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Poland Confirms African Swine Fever in Four Wild Boar

03 June 2014

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POLAND - African swine fever has been confirmed in four wild boar found dead on the country's eastern border with Belarus.

The Polish veterinary authority sent an Immediate Notification dated 30 May to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

The report outlines the finding of a total of four dead wild boar, all of which were found to have the African swine fever virus.

All four were found near Krynki in Sokólski in the region of Podlaskie, which borders Belarus. The first was found on 22 May and the other three at a different location nearby on 30 May.

The report adds that these cases of African swine fever in wild boars were detected in a region already under proper restrictions regarding African swine fever. This area has been established in accordance with the European Union legislation - Commission Implementing Decision 2014/178/UE.

The usual control measures are being applied: control of wildlife reservoirs; movement control inside the country; screening and zoning. There is no vaccination and no treatment of affected animals.

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