In the framework of drafting and updating the category A list of the Regulation (EU) 2016/429 on transmissible animal diseases (‘Animal Health Law’), EFSA received the mandate from the European Commission to assess the effectiveness of some of the control measures against ASF.
The count of wild boar with African Swine Fever in Germany has risen to 53 - this includes a 2nd case in the northern area in Märkisch-Oderland district and 2 more #ASF infected carcasses in the southern zone. The boar in the northern zone had been dead for 4 weeks already.
The five news cases were found in dead wild boar close to the first case, Brandenburg state health minister Ursula Nonnemacher told a committee of the state’s parliament, Reuters reports. Initial tests were positive and tests are underway to confirm the additional cases at Germany’s Friedrich-Loeffler scientific institute, she told the meeting.
A wild boar carcass in Brandenburg state, Germany, has been found to be infected with the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.
Belgium prepares to submit a request to regain its status of being free from African Swine Fever (ASF). A country can file for a return of the ASF-free status in case the virus has not been found for 1 full year. Should the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the European Commission agree to the Belgian request, that could lead to an ASF-free status in October, provided that no new...