CSF Brazil: 2 outbreaks outside the Free Zone


Daniel Azevedo, Pig Progress

Mar 30, 2021  


The Brazilian state Piaui, in the country’s North East region, confirmed 2 outbreaks of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) last week. The state is not inside the CSF Free Zone.


The outbreaks were confirmed by the Agricultural Defense Agency of Piauí (Adapi) on March 22, in 2 small non-commercial pig farms in the municipality of Demerval Lobão, at 1,200 km from Tocantins state, geographically the closest state that is inside the CSF Free Zone.


Pigs suffering from diarrhoea, apathy and fever


In both establishments, pigs presented conjunctivitis, cough, diarrhoea, apathy and fever, associated with the death of piglets. Rapidly, the properties were closed by Adapi agents, 11 pigs were euthanised and the farms were disinfected.


The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) notified those outbreaks to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the Adapi team continues to monitor the region to track possible new cases...


North East of Brazil had more CSF cases ...


Closest neighbouring state in CSF Free Zone ...


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