Wednesday, December 30, 2020

African Swine Fever plagues Romania


Romania is struggling to stop the spread of African Swine Fever.

It has 409 active outbreaks in 32 counties, including a number of farms.

However, Romanian animal health authorities report that the number of active infections is fewer than in November. 

Nearly 200,000 pigs have been slaughtered in attempts to stop the spread. Those farmers have received compensation.

The disease seems to spread from east to west in Europe with reports earlier this year from Poland and Germany that African Swine Fever had been identified in wild boar populations.