Hungary Detects Swine Fever virus

by 5m Editor
24 January 2007, at 10:39am

HUNGARY - Hungary's animal health authorities have detected the swine fever virus in three wild boars in northern Hungary, but they said it may have been caused by vaccination in nearby Slovakia.

"Yes, we have found three wild boars in which we found the swine fever virus," Reuters cited Chief Veterinarian Miklós Süth as telling a press conference on Tuesday.

Bulgarian veterinary health authorities announced on 17 January that they had detected an outbreak of swine fever in the northeast of the country and were preparing to slaughter 164 pigs to prevent its spread.

The disease caused the death of four pigs and ten more animals were also said to be infected at a farm in the town of Smyadovo.


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