November 21, 2022

 

ASF detected for first time in Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Brandenburg, Germany

 

 

 

African swine fever had been detected for the first time in the district of Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Upper Sorbian, in the southern part of Brandenburg, Germany.

 

The disease was discovered in a wild boar.

 

The national reference laboratory, the Friedrich Loeffler Institute, confirmed the presence of ASF in a female wild boar that was shot north of Neupetershain (Nowe Wiki). The area — in which the finding occurred — is in the vicinity of the districts of Spree-Neisse and Saxony.

 

The district of Oberspreewald-Lausitz has initiated necessary control measures in response to the incident.

 

So far, ASF has been detected in a total of 2,666 wild boars in Brandenburg.

 

- MSGIV (Germany)

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