Africa Swine Fever (ASF): Another Confirmed Case Takes Total Infections to 50 - LivestockTrend


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Thursday 8 October 2020

Africa Swine Fever (ASF): Another Confirmed Case Takes Total Infections to 50

 An additional one case of African swine fever has been confirmed in Germany bringing the total number of cases to 50 swine.


The first case of ASF was identified on September 10 and since then it has been on the increase

affecting the wild boars in Germany.


According to reports, all of the cases have been seen in wild animals and no farm pigs have been affected.


Germany’s federal agriculture ministry says that the latest cases were found in the area of the first discoveries.


Germany's Friedrich-Loeffler scientific institute had confirmed the latest animal had ASF, the ministry said. With ASF being a highly infectious disease, the ministry has previously warned that more spike in infections of wild boar is to be expected.


Since confirming the first case, importations of pork from Germany has been banned by China and other pork buyers, which has led to increasing in pork sale price in china.


But German pig prices remained unchanged this week, continuing a stable trend since the sharp drop after the first ASF case, as dealers hope for more German pork sales inside the European Union.

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