Germany identifies one new ASF case in wild boar

An additional case of African swine fever has been confirmed in a wild boar in Brandenburg.
calendar icon 8 October 2020
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Germany's Friedrich-Loeffler scientific institute had confirmed the latest animal had ASF, the ministry said. The ministry has previously warned that more cases in wild boar have to be expected as the disease is highly infectious.

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

But German pig prices remained unchanged this week, continuing a stable trend since the sharp drop after the first ASF case, as dealers hope for more German pork sales inside the European Union.

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