Veterinary authorities of Latvia have informed the OIE about the detection of antibodies against classical swine fever in wild boars.
Antibodies of classical swine fever (CSF) were found during CSF state surveillance programme in wild boars in 15 October 2012.
Since 18 October measures regarding epidemiological investigation are in force according to Commission decision 2002/106/EC Chapter IV section H. around the area where seropositive wild boars was detected.
On 16 November, two wild boar organ samples were tested positive for CSF virus genome with CSF specific qRT-PCR (Hoffmann, 2005) in OIE Reference Laboratory for CSF.
Tuesday November 20, 2012/ OIE.