First ASF case confirmed in Germany

First African Swine Fever case confirmed in Germany

A wild boar carcass in Brandenburg state, Germany, has been found to be infected with the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.

German agriculture minister Julia Klöckner confirmed, during a press conference Thursday morning (10 Sept, 2020), that the African swine fever virus is in Germany.

The virus was found on a wild boar carcass – 3 tests were carried out and in all cases the result was positive.

The wild boar was located in the district of Spree-Neisse, state of Brandenburg, just a few kilometres from the Polish border. The cadaver had been there for some time, explains the Friedrich-Loeffler Institute, responsible for testing. The institute is trying to further identify the virus, so that more can be said about its origin.

African Swine Fever