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Latvia: first case of African swine fever

This is the first time that African swine fever is identified in the history of the country.

Friday 27 June 2014 (4 years 1 months 20 days ago)
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According to the OIE, on 25 June 2014, 3 wild boars were found dead close to Belarus border. Samples were taken and sent to investigation. On 26 June, the National Reference Laboratory confirmed positive results for African swine fever virus for all three wild boars. This is the first time that African swine fever is identified in the history of the country.

Also, on 25 June, 3 domestic pigs in one backyard holding were examined and sampled according to a suspicion for African swine fever/classical swine fever. Samples were taken and sent for investigation. On 26 June, the National Reference Laboratory confirmed African swine fever virus for all 3 domestic pigs.

Protection and surveillance zones are established for African swine fever and all measures according the Directive 2002/60/EC are in place.

ASF Latvia

Thursday June 26, 2014/ OIE.
http://www.oie.int/

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