Germany finds four new African swine fever cases in wild boar


Reporting by Michael Hogan; Editing by David Goodman, Reuters 

October 14, 2020


HAMBURG (Reuters) - Four more cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boar in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, Germany’s federal agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.


The new discoveries bring the total number of confirmed cases to 69 since the first on Sept. 10. All were in wild animals with no farm pigs affected, the ministry said.


The latest cases were found in the same areas as the first discoveries, the ministry said.


The ministry has previously warned that more cases in wild boar have to be expected because the disease is highly infectious...