June 21, 2021

 

Restricted zones expanded following fresh ASF outbreaks in Germany, Poland and Slovakia

  

 

Fresh outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in Germany, Poland and Slovakia have prompted the expansion of restricted zone boundaries.

 

In the state of Brandenburg, Germany, new ASF outbreaks in wild boar were reported in areas currently listed as restricted zone II in close proximity to restricted zone I. Therefore, these areas currently listed as restricted zone I — that are in close proximity to the areas listed in restricted zone II and affected by recent outbreaks  — should now be listed as restricted zones II.

 

Several ASF outbreaks in wild boar were observed in the górowski and mielecki districts in Poland in areas currently listed as restricted zones I. These new outbreaks constitute an increased level of risk and as such, these areas will now be listed as restricted zones II. Additionally, one ASF outbreak in domesticated pigs was observed in the międzychodzki district in Poland, in an area previously listed as restricted zone II. This area will now be listed as restricted zone III due to increased risk.

 

Several ASF outbreaks in wild boar were observed in the Humenné district in Slovakia in an area listed as restricted zone II, located in close proximity to an area currently listed in restricted zone I. These new outbreaks constitute an increased level of risk, and as such, this area will now be listed as restricted zone II.

 

- EUR-Lex (EU)