Three more ASF cases identified in wild boar

Germany has confirmed three more cases of African swine fever in wild boars in Brandenburg.
calendar icon 5 October 2020
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The latest cases were found in the same area of the first discoveries, the ministry said. A case had on Wednesday 30 September been found in a new area about 60 kilometres away from the first.

Germany's Friedrich-Loeffler scientific institute had confirmed the latest animals had ASF, the ministry said.

German authorities are continuing intensive searches for dead wild boar in Brandenburg to assess the extent to which the disease has spread.

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.

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