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Belgium is allowed to restock the commercial and hobby farms with pigs again in the previously declared ASF zone! With this the elimination of the last restriction on pig keeping in relation to ASF are gone. Of course surveillance will continue but live is back to normal! Again the congratulations to the Team responsible for this achievement and hopefully Germany will be as successful in time to...
2021 is on its way and hopefully in this year the general public will experience the real power of vaccines! The main aim of vaccination is to reduce the pathogen presence and pressure in the environment. Veterinarians know how important “herd” immunity is for this reason. We can only hope that the success of Covid-19 vaccination will lead to a higher percentage of humans willing to receive the...
The suspicion of African swine fever (ASF) in a wild boar carcass found in Potsdam's Gross Glienicke was not confirmed by the National Reference Laboratory. The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, FLI) was able to rule out ASF through extensive, additional examinations of the sent wild boar carcass.
The EAPHM Board is wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2020 will go into history as a remarkable year.
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The webinar on ASF fever and Germany that was held on Thursday December 10th was a great event. Dr. Vittorio Guberti presented the epidemiological picture, the way ASF virus spreads, resulting in an increasing area where ASF virus is present. During the Question and Answer session, he made a strong pledge to have an European approach in fighting against ASF virus expansion.