Europe reports 71 ASF outbreaks in domestic pigs in August

Fewer countries reported outbreaks in August
calendar icon 13 September 2022
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In August, seven European countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine) reported 71 ASF outbreaks in domestic pigs, according to the most recent Swine Disease Global Surveillance Report.

No further outbreaks were declared in Germany, nor in Serbia, Slovakia, or Poland. Even though the number of reporting countries decreased from 10 to seven, the number of outbreaks revealed was almost the same. According to the WOAH-WAHIS, the latest outbreaks in Romania, North Macedonia, Moldova, and Ukraine all involved small backyard herds.

According to the latest reports from European Commission Animal Disease Information System (ADIS), WOAH-WAHIS and EMPRES-i FAO, a total of 433 ASF outbreaks in wild boars was reported by 11 countries (Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Slovakia). Compared to the previous month, North Macedonia and Serbia did not report any new ASF outbreaks; however, Moldova declared one case, and the number of confirmed cases decreased 1.1 times.

Since January 1, 2022, the total number of ASF outbreaks in wild boars has reached 5092 and 324 in domestic pigs, affecting 14 and 12 European countries, respectively.

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