Swine fever sticking around in Europe

The latest rundown of African swine fever reports in Europe.
calendar icon 11 April 2019
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Belgium

Between 27 March and 3 April, 10 outbreaks were confirmed across Luxembourg with 9 animals found dead and one killed and disposed of. Real-time PCR was used to confirm the presence of ASF virus in all cases. The cases were all wild boar found in forest areas.

Hungary

On 14 March, 46 cases were confirmed in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen county, with 44 animals found dead and two killed and disposed of. All cases were wild boar found in forest areas. Since this outbreak, one case has been confirmed in a forest area of Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg county on 18 March and 179 cases across Heves between 19 March and 28 March. All cases were wild boar found in forest areas.

Romania

On 2 April, four outbreaks were confirmed across Vrancea, Constanta and Braila, with 49 cases in total. In Braila, 42 backyard domestic swine were killed and disposed of after the death of one animal lead to further investigation. The remaining six cases were confirmed in wild boar in natural parks around Vrancea and Constanta. Other cases were confirmed in natural parks around Tulcea.

Ukraine

Backyard outbreaks have been confirmed in domestic swine in Nikolayev and Donetsk. Four animals died and 31 were killed and disposed of.

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