According to the latest report by Italian veterinary authorities to the SCFCAH, from 06.12.2011 to 03.01.2012 four outbreaks of ASF in domestic swine and 1 in the wild boar occurred in the Province of Nuoro (high-risk zone).
The area subject to restrictions has been greatly reduced. At the moment are free the Provinces of Cagliari, Carbonia-Iglesias, Olbia-Tempioand Oristano.
The presence of wild boars in Sardinia is estimated around 40.000 –70.000 animals: an average of 4 –6 animals per kmq of land useful.
Monday January 9, 2012/ European Commission/ European Union.