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World African swine fever is spreading in Brandenburg

14:45  30 september  2020
14:45  30 september  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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African swine fever transmits from wild boar to farmed pigs but isn't normally dangerous to humans. German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner has confirmed that authorities found a case of African swine fever (ASF) in the state of Brandenburg . "We are prepared," she said on Thursday.

African swine fever (ASF) is a fatal viral disease of pigs, affecting domestic pigs and wild boar of all ages without sex predilections [1]. Depending on Recent experiences show that carcass detection is the most important tool to detect geographical spread in wild boar, and that carcass removal

Erlegte Wildschweine nach einer Treibjagd. Nach dem Auftauchen der Afrikanischen Schweinepest wird mit weiteren Funden gerechnet. © Jens Büttner / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa Wild boars killed after a driven hunt. After the appearance of the African swine fever, further finds are expected.

A first confirmed case of African swine fever in a wild boar in Brandenburg outside the previously endangered areas has been officially confirmed.

In the Märkisch Oderland district, just a few kilometers from the German-Polish border, a hunter killed an infected animal, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture announced on Wednesday. According to the information, the national reference laboratory has also confirmed a new case in the previous core area around the earlier finds. The federal ministry emphasized in a statement that the country must now adapt the existing protection zones and protective measures accordingly in order to prevent the disease from spreading.

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A contagious, untreatable and often fatal virus is sweeping the global pig population – and future mutations could affect humans.

Health officials globally are preparing for African swine fever , which has been spreading in pigs since 2014, reaching Western Europe in late September. Humans are aiding its spread , experts say.

A total of 38 infected wild boars have been recorded since the first discovery on September 10th in Brandenburg. The epidemic is harmless to humans, but not to domestic pigs. The authorities had set up a danger area around the finds with restrictions for farmers, hunters and local residents. Domestic pig populations in Germany are still free from the disease.

A mobile fence has been erected in the Märkisch-Oderland district since Wednesday morning. "Five different teams are on the way," said Thomas Berendt, spokesman for the district, on request. The electric fence is to be built over a section of 20 kilometers. Forest workers are supported by hunters and farmers. The fence runs through corn fields, touches the old Oder and irrigation ditches. According to the information, the barrier for wild boars should be in place in the afternoon.

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