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Swine fever epidemic hits eastern Croatia

by 5m Editor
24 July 2006, at 2:46pm

CROATIA - The outbreak of classical swine fever in eastern Croatia, the first in the Balkans country since 2003, has turned into an epidemic, a minister said.

The outbreak of classical swine fever in eastern Croatia, the first in the Balkans country since 2003, has turned into an epidemic, a minister said.

"We are doing everything possible to prevent the (swine fever) virus spreading to other parts of Croatia," Agriculture Minister Petar Cobankovic told the HINA news agency.

The presence of swine fever was confirmed earlier this month at three breeding sites in the region of the eastern town of Vukovar.

So far a total of 264 pigs which were either infected or suspected to have caught the disease were slaughtered to prevent its spread.

Further Information

Information on Classical Swine Fever.

Source: TerraNet

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