ASF in Germany: Friedrich-Loeffler Institute confirmed seven more cases in wild boars

Germany's Friedrich-Loeffler Institute has confirmed seven more cases in wild boars
calendar icon 18 September 2020
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According to Germany's Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, after the first case of a wild boar carcass in the Spree-Neisse district became known on September 10, the Friedrich-Loeffler Institute confirmed seven more cases by September 17 - all of them wild boars.

The locations where the animals were found were all within the designated endangered area. Experts expected further finds.

Germany's Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Julia Klöckner shared the first case with the public on Thursday, September 10th, after the national reference laboratory, the Friedrich Loeffler Institute on the island of Riems, tested a sample positive.

Established endangered area in Brandenburg, Germany
Established endangered area in Brandenburg, Germany

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