Seven CSF Outbreaks in Wild Boar Populations

LATVIA - The Latvian veterinary authorities have reported seven further outbreaks of classical swine fever in Dagdas, Kraslavas and Dagas counties in the east of the country.
calendar icon 17 July 2013
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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received a seventh follow-up report stating that the affected population consists of wild boar or Sus scrofa (Suidae).

Seven animals were found affected and were all destroyed. No deaths were reported as a result of the outbreaks.

The OIE reports that hunting and sampling of wild boar is still on-going.

Between 20 March 2013 and 27 June 2013, no positive CSF virus results were detected.

A total of 6000 wild boar have been vaccinated and since May 2013 wild boar oral vaccination against CSF virus is on-going in a CSF infected area.

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