Bulgaria confirmed its first ASF case in August 2018, in domestic pigs specifically, and since then and until July 2019, despite cases had been confirmed in wild boars, only this case has appeared in domestic pigs.
Nevertheless, and until the emergence of the second ASF outbreak in domestic pigs in early July, new outbreaks have struck, and as of July 26th, 22 total outbreaks have been confirmed in domestic pigs since the emergence of the disease.
From the total outbreaks, we must highlight the presence of the disease on 3 large commercial farms, all of them located in the district of Ruse. The first farm, where ASF was confirmed last July 20th, is located in Nikolovo and had 17,000 animals. The second farm, where ASF was confirmed last July 24th, is located in the town Brushlen and had 40,000 animals (the greatest outbreak confirmed in domestic pigs so far), and the third and last farm, where ASF was confirmed last Friday, July 26th, is located in Goliamo Vranovo and had 30,000 animals.
The other 18 outbreaks detected in domestic pigs have appeared on backyard farms, and one on a family farm, in a total of 6 districts: Pleven, Bourgas, Vratsa, Ruse, Targovishte and Veliko Tarnovo.
Regarding the outbreaks in wild boars, as of July 17th there have been 20 cases: 8 in the region of Silistra, 6 in Dobrich, 1 in Varna, 2 in Pleven, 1 in Ruse, 1 in Vratsa and 1 in Targovishte.
Monday, July 29th, 2019/ 333’s editorial office from data by the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency.