Case of African swine fever reported in northern Italy

 

Phys.org

January 7, 2022

 

A case of African swine fever has been detected in a wild boar in Italy, news agency ANSA said Friday, raising fears of a blow to the country's meat industry…

 

… ANSA said the case was detected after tests on the carcass of a wild boar in Ovada in the northern Piedmont region…

 

… In western Europe, the virus was reported in Belgium in 2018, prompting China to ban all imports of Belgian pork.

 

After Germany confirmed its first case in a dead wild boar in 2020, China, Japan and South Korea, alongside Brazil and Argentina, also suspended German pork imports...

 

… Other countries in Europe to have reported cases include Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldavia, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, according to France's agriculture ministry…

 

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