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EU: evolution of the ASF in 2014

We present a summary of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks that have been notified by the European Union countries to the OIE in 2014: 56 in wild boar, 33 in backyard farms and 2 in comercial farms.

Monday 1 September 2014 (3 years 7 months 22 days ago)

We present a summary of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks that have been notified by the European Union countries to the OIE in 2014: 56 in wild boar, 33 in backyard farms and 2 in comercial farms.

ASF outbreaks in Europe

Lithuania: Of the 8 notified outbreaks, 3 of them affect wild boars and 4 of them backyard pig farms. The one that is most worth mentioning has happened on a farm with some 20,000 pigs located in the village of Rupinskai, in the region of Utena

Lithuania
Region Outbreaks Cases Susceptible animals
Vilnius, Alytus, Utena Wild boars 3 3 -
Utena Domestic pigs – backyard farms 4 5 7
Utena

Domestic pigs – commercial farms

1 19,411 19,411

Poland: All the notified outbreaks except two involve wild boars, and all of them are located in the borderline with Belarus, in the region of Podlaskie. The outbreaks in domestic pigs have affected two backyard farms in that same area.

Poland
Region Outbreaks Cases Susceptible animals
Podlaskie Wild boars 14 33 -
Podlaskie Domestic pigs – backyard farms 2 6 9

Latvia: All the outbreaks have been notified in the last 3 months. The affected animals are wild boars or domestic pigs on backyard farms, except a commercial farm with some 200 heads. Although a great part of the outbreaks have been reported near the frontier with Belarus, some of them are located in other areas of Poland, as we can see on the map.

Latvia
Region Outbreaks Cases Susceptible animals
Dagdas, Daugavpils, Ludzas, Valkas, Kraslavas, Madonas, Rezeknes Wild boars 39 55 -
Kraslavas, Dagdas, Valkas Domestic pigs – backyard farms 27 51 256
Kraslavas Domestic pigs – commercial farms 1 9 196

Apart from the previously mentioned countries, the other European countries that have reported ASF outbreaks in 2014 are Russia and Ukraine. In the European Union, this disease is also present in the Italian island of Sardinia.

August 2014/OIE.
www.oie.int

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