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ASF Outbreak Confirmed in Wild Boar in Czech Republic

28 June 2017, at 6:01am

CZECH REPUBLIC - Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General at the State Veterinary Administration in Prague has notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) that an outbreak of African Swine Fever has been found in a wild boar in the Zlín Region.

The OIE reports that the outbreak was initially observed on 21 June and confirmed on 27 June when samples for African swine fever (ASF) testing were collected from a wild boar found dead.

A reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test was conducted on the samples which were sent to the National Veterinary Research Institute (Reference Laboratory) within the framework of the national ASF surveillance programme.

Movement control inside the country, surveillance within containment and/or protection zone and vaccination (if a vaccine exists) are some of the control measures that have been put in place by the OIE in conjunction with the country's veterinary authorities. Affected animals will not undergo treatment.

Map of outbreak locations

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