Since the beginning of August 2014, several new outbreaks in domestic pigs were reported near the Latvian border with third countries as well as near the border with Estonia. Cases in feral pigs were found in Latvia in areas currently outside the scope of Implementing Decision 2014/178/EU. In addition, since the beginning of August 2014, several new outbreaks occurred in domestic pigs in Lithuania and in Poland. The number, the size and the location of the outbreaks reveal a change in the distribution of the disease.
In order to focus animal health control measures and to prevent the spread of African swine fever is necessary to replace the Annex to Implementing Decision 2014/178/EU to include the relevant areas of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
Saturday August 30, 2014/ OJEU/ European Union.