October 28, 2020

 

Germany reports three new African swine fever cases among wild boar

 


Germany's Federal Agriculture Ministry said it has confirmed a further three African swine fever (ASF) cases among wild boar in Brandenburg state, east of the country, Reuters reported.


This brings the total number of ASF cases in Germany to 94, all limited to Brandenburg among wild boar. No farm livestock have been infected.

 

Germany is in discussions with China, Japan, and South Korea, major pork buyers who have banned German pork imports, to amend their ban to only ASF-affected areas rather than a nationwide ban.

 

Germany has moved to increasing sales within the European Union, while other European countries fill in the gap left behind by Germany.

 

-      Reuters