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· African Swine Fever confirmed in Serbia
· Serbia reports suspected ASF cases in backyard pigs
· BiH bans import of swine, its products from Serbia due to suspicion of African swine fever
African Swine Fever confirmed in Serbia
Vincent ter Beek, Pig Progress
Aug 12, 2019
After more than a week of speculation, the official confirmation arrived yesterday: African Swine Fever virus (ASFv) has also reached Serbia late July.
In total 4 outbreaks were reported yesterday to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE); they were found in relatively small farms in the district around the capital Belgrade and the adjoining Podunavlje district. All outbreaks were found in a relatively small patch, close to each other. In total 7 animals were found infected, and another 114 animals had to be culled.
ASF outbreaks reported to OIE
Chronologically, the following outbreaks were reported:
· July 30: Backyard farm with 24 animals of which 1 died from the ASF virus. This was in the village Rabrovac-Sume, near Mladenovac, Belgrade district.
· August 1: Backyard farm with 10 animals; again 1 animal died from the ASF. This was in the same district, in Velika Krsna, at about 6km south east of the 1st outbreak.
· August 6: Backyard farm with 23 animals of which 3 died from the ASF. This occurred again in Velika Krsna, so close to the outbreak of August 1.
· August 7: The biggest facility reported in this report, on a farm with 64 pigs, 2 died from the ASF. This occurred in Kusada, Podunavlje district, but still within a few km of the other 3 outbreaks.
Suspicions about the news already circulated for a while in the local media...
ASF virus flaring up in Eastern Europe ...
Serbia reports suspected ASF cases in backyard pigs
Pig World (UK)
August 12, 2019
Serbia has reported four suspected outbreaks of African swine fever among backyard pigs, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has today announced.
Reuters reported that three of the cases were detected in the Belgrade area and one in the district of Podunavski, the OIE said, citing a report from Serbia’s agriculture ministry.
The suspected cases of the disease killed seven pigs while another 114 were slaughtered, the report showed...
BiH bans import of swine, its products from Serbia due to suspicion of African swine fever
Source: Xinhua (China)|Editor: Shi Yinglun
SARAJEVO, Aug.12 (Xinhua) -- After the suspicion that there are pigs infected with African swine fever (ASF) in neighboring Serbia, the Veterinary Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Monday has temporarily forbidden the imports of swine meat and its products from the country.
The office explained in a statement that the temporary ban includes import of domestic and wild pigs, their meat, as well as products originating from pigs that have not been treated in a way to safely destroy the ASF.
Measures at the border have been reinforced in terms of more detailed documentation, the office confirmed to Xinhua.
All measures have been taken, and pig holders are informed to strengthen biosecurity measures to prevent the onset of fever in BiH...