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Japan confirms 48 new CSF outbreaks

All the outbreaks are located in the province of Gifu and affect both wild boars and domestic pigs

Wednesday 12 December 2018 (5 months 7 days ago)
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The last report drafted by the WOAH/OIE on Classical swine fever (CSF) in Japan confirms the detection of 48 new outbreaks of the disease in wild boars (47 cases) and pigs (1 outbreak). All the outbreaks are located in the province of Gifu.

In the case of the pig farm, it is located in the town of Minokamo and had 491 susceptible animals. After the detection, restrictions to the movements of animals and to the transport to/from the farms have been imposed within a 3- and 10-km radius from the affected farm, respectively. Stamping out is taking place on the affected farm.

Summary of the wild boar surveillance: As of November 30th, 2018, 466 wild boars (52 dead and 414 captured) in the prefecture of Gifu have been tested, and 60 have been positive for Classical swine fever with RT-PCR since September 13th. In 37 prefectures, 136 wild boars (129 dead and 7 captured) were tested and all were negative with RT-PCR since September 14th.

Friday, December 7th, 2018/ OIE.
http://www.oie.int

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