The European Commission updates restrictions to prevent the spread of swine fever in six countries
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Published Nov 29, 2023
The European Commission has modified measures to control the spread of African swine fever in Germany, Estonia, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and Croatia. The update comes after several outbreaks were detected, including in wild pigs in Poland and captive pigs in Italy. African swine fever is a viral disease that affects both wild and captive pigs, disrupting the movement of animals and their products within the EU and exports to other countries.
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Co-financed by the European Union The opinions and points of view expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) published this Wednesday the Commission regulation that updates the rule detailing the special measures for the control of this disease after the detection of several outbreaks. Among the most recent, last November in wild pigs in the Polish region of Zachodniopomorskie, which “represent an increase in the level of risk,” the EU has noted. Additionally, that same month, several outbreaks of African swine fever were detected in wild pigs in Poland, very close to an area in Germany. Already in August 2023, Italy informed the Commission of the situation of African swine fever in its territory at that time, following confirmation of an outbreak of this disease that was recorded on ...