Last Friday, February 14th, a wild boar was found dead north from the current area I (surveillance area in the Walloon region), between the municipalities of Mellier and Les Fossés. It has been confirmed that it is positive for African swine fever.
After the detection of this infected animal in area I, both area I (buffer) and II (infected) will have to be modified. The AFSCA and the government of the region of Wallonia will present a proposal to the European Commission early this week.
The changes will not have an impact on pig farms.
Friday, February 14th, 2019/ AFSCA/ Belgium.