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African Swine Fever Persists in Poland

06/07/2021
According to a posting on ProMED Mail on June 5th, African Swine Fever (ASF) was diagnosed on a farm with 3,000 hogs on May 26th.  The affected unit is located in Miedzychod District, approximately 60 miles from the border with Germany.  The case is concurrent with isolations from wild boars in the affected area.

Since 2014 there have been 342 cases of ASF in hogs, mostly involving backyard units and small farms.  In 2020, 103 farms were diagnosed with ASF.  The inexorable expansion of ASF among wild boars in western Poland is intensifying the risk of extension to the most easterly states of Germany.  Aware of the situation, officials in Germany have erected fences between Poland and three eastern states, including Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.  A number of cases of ASF have been diagnosed in wild boars in Germany, but as yet there have been no reports of cases in either backyard or commercial hog farms.


Fence Building on border
between Poland and Germany

 
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