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African Swine Fever Outbreak in Poland Kills Wild Boars

21 July 2014

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

POLAND - The Polish veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Podlaskie affecting wild boars.

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 7 on 18 July, stating that the affected population comprises wild boars.

On Thursday, 17 July, a real-time PCR test was conducted at the National Veterinary Research Institute, confirming that the affected animals were killed by the ASF virus.

A total of six animals were reportedly found dead. No animals were destroyed and/or slaughtered.

According to the OIE, the notified cases of African swine fever in wild boar have been detected in the already present area under proper restrictions concerning African swine fever.

This area has been established in accordance with the European Union legislation - Commission Implementing Decision 2014/178/EU.

The source of the outbreaks remains inconclusive.

ThePigSite News Desk

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