African Swine Fever Hits Farmed Pigs in Latvia

LATVIA - Twenty one new outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been confirmed in Latvia, including an outbreak affecting domestic pigs.
calendar icon 19 June 2015
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The outbreaks affected 32 wild boar, of which 25 died from the disease and seven were destroyed.

There were also 11 cases in pigs, from a susceptible population of 18 pigs in a backyard herd. The backyard holding which tested positive was found within a restricted area established in response to the African Swine Fever outbreaks.

Two of the infected pigs died, and the other 16 pigs were destroyed.

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