May 31, 2021

ASF discovered in five wild boar carcasses in Frankfurt, Brandenburg, Germany



Germany's National Reference Laboratory, the Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI), has confirmed the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in five wild boar carcasses in the city of Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg.


Three of the carcasses were found east of a permanent fence on the Oder river and the other two were found west of a permanent fence in the Buschmühlenweg area, north and south of the A12 autobahn.


The authorities proceeded to implement the necessary measures, such as closing the area with an electric fence along the Buschmühlenweg and the B112. Due to new positive cases in the Buschmühlenweg area, a new core area will be defined.


Eight months after the first ASF outbreak in the wild boar population in Germany, a total of 1,194 cases have been confirmed.


There are currently a total of 1,000 confirmed ASF cases in wild boar in the state of Brandenburg (Spree-Neisse District - 74; Oder-Spree District - 568; Märkisch-Oderland District - 249; Dahme-Spreewald District - 72; Frankfurt (Oder) - 37).


As of May 21, there are 194 confirmed ASF cases in Saxony.


To date, domestic pig populations in Germany are free of ASF.

- City of Frankfurt (Oder)