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Canada Klöckner: Have to get rid of African swine fever again

11:20  24 september  2020
11:20  24 september  2020 Source:   ksta.de

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What animals get African swine fever ? ASF affects members of the pig family, including domesticated swine , wild boars, feral swine , warthogs, bush pigs, and giant The African swine fever virus is often introduced into a herd after the feeding of uncooked/ undercooked contaminated pork products which

African swine fever has not yet arrived in Germany. But the number of EU countries affected by the animal disease has increased from six to nine over That's why infections happen again and again . Wild boars get infected while digging for acorns in the ground, or when they come into contact with

Schweine stehen in einem Stall. Seit die Afrikanische Schweinepest (ASP) nach Deutschland vorgedrungen ist, müssen Bauern noch penibler auf Hygiene im Stall achten. © Sina Schuldt / dpa Pigs stand in a stable. Since African swine fever (ASF) penetrated Germany, farmers have had to pay even more attention to hygiene in the barn.

Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) wants to eliminate African swine fever (ASP) in Brandenburg as soon as possible.

"It must be our goal to use a national joint effort to prevent the spread of ASF to other federal states and into the domestic animal population and to get them out of our country again," said Klöckner of the German press agency.

In the fight against the animal disease there is already a federal-state crisis team, an EU team with veterinary experts is on site, a task force at working level is in action - "and we are researching a vaccine in parallel," said the minister before the start of one Meeting of the state agriculture ministers on Thursday in Weiskirchen in Saarland.

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African swine fever outbreak. image copyrightGetty Images. Indonesia has become the latest Asian country to face an outbreak of African swine fever It's likely the first vaccine will come from China, as it's the country most at risk and might well fast-track regulation to get a vaccine on the market.

African swine fever (ASF) is decimating China's pork industry, by far the biggest in the world. Dutch bank Rabobank, which lends to the global agricultural sector, estimates the country's pig population could "We have experience in other countries where it took years to get a handle on these diseases."

But the federal states also have to do “their homework”: It is important that a state like Brandenburg, where the ASP was confirmed nationwide for the first time in a dead wild boar two weeks ago, takes on “a coordination function”: for its municipalities and associations, for example the Hunter. “The different responsibilities must be bundled,” said Klöckner. Germany will be considered ASF-free again at the earliest if no positive findings have been made for at least a year.

The outbreak of the ASF in Brandenburg and the consequences are the main topic at the Agriculture Ministers' Conference. The ministers will discuss on Thursday, and there will also be resolutions on Friday. The animal disease, which is harmless to humans, has now been detected in 29 dead wild boars in Brandenburg.

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