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Latvia: Emergency situation declared in relation to African swine fever outbreak

As reported, the Food and Veterinary Service has established an outbreak of African swine fever in Rukas farm in Krimulda, central Latvia, which is the first case of ASF established in a domestic pig farm this year.

Friday 27 January 2017 (1 years 7 months 23 days ago)
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So far this year, African swine fever has been found in 43 wild boars, but this is the first case this year the infection has been established in domestic pigs in Latvia.

A three-km quarantine zone has been set up around the farm where 5,023 pigs are kept. The source of infection is unclear for now.

The Latvian government decided to declare emergency situation Krimulda region that has been affected by the latest outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) among domestic pigs, Adazi region where the pigs will be culled, and also Salaspils region where another shed belonging to the same farm is located.

The emergency situation has been set until April 17, 2017.

Tuesday January 17, 2017/ The Baltic Times.
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