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Lithuanian Wild Boar Tests Positive for African Swine Fever

03 October 2014

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LITHUANIA - Two wild boar in Alytus district municipality, which borders Belarus have tested positive for African Swine Fever.

The Lithuanian veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No.10 dated 30 September to the World Organisation for Animal Health.

The report describes the finding of one wild boar - a female of around six months of age - which was delivered to the National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute (NFVRAI) in the framework of the national African swine fever programme.

African swine fever was confirmed after testing blood and organs with real-time PCR and the animal has been destroyed. It had been found about 8km from previous cases in wild boar in January.

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