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Outbreak of African swine fever threatens to spread from China to other Asian countries

FAO urges regional collaboration including stronger monitoring and preparedness measures. There is no effective vaccine to protect swine from the disease.

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ASF update: Virus reaches Bulgaria; 8th outbreak in China

African Swine Fever (ASF) has now also been confirmed in Bulgaria for the 1st time. In the meantime, China has reported 3 outbreaks of ASF within 24 hours, bringing the total reported at 8.

Belgium confirms 2 cases of ASF in wild boar

Belgium has confirmed the outbreak of 2 cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in their wild boar population. It is the 1st known occurrence of the viral disease in Western Europe since the virus landed in Georgia and Armenia in 2007.

                   

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