Four new cases of ASF in Germany’s wild boar population

Four additional cases of African swine fever have been confirmed in wild boar in Brandenburg state.
calendar icon 15 October 2020
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The ministry has previously warned that more cases in wild boar have to be expected because the disease is highly infectious.

China and other pork buyers banned imports of German pork in September after the first case was confirmed, causing Chinese pork prices to rise.

But German pig prices remained stable this week as dealers hope for more German pork sales inside the European Union as other EU pork producers sell more to China.

ASF is not dangerous to humans but is fatal to pigs. A massive outbreak in China, the world's biggest pork producer, and elsewhere in Asia led to major changes in global pork trade flows.

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