The number of wild boars, which confirmed African swine fever in the territory of Belgium, has grown to 70 - said Tuesday the Minister of agriculture of Wallonia Rene Collen. The Minister also said that in total, the African swine fever virus tested 126 wild boars, of which 99 were found on an area of 63 000 hectares, that is, in a specially established quarantine zone.
At the time of emergence of the virus in Belgium, it was decided that pigs, which are contained in the farms in the zone of the threat will be killed. In total, 4159 subjected to slaughter pigs, which were on 58 farms. The farmers receive compensation, partially from EU funds, partly from the special sanitary Fund, which Belgium has established such a case.
The place where was recorded the last "Belgian" flash is about 100 kilometers from the German border in the district of Euskirchen. This circumstance alarmed the local vets. Was promptly held a press conference, where German experts explained the dangers of ASF for the industry.
If the virus will be in the district of Euskirchen, you'll have to destroy all domestic pigs. Suffer about a hundred swine, which contain 5,500 head. Because infected meat can enter the food chain of other countries and using leftover food to infect other pigs, then Germany will be a ban on pork exports.
Experts appealed to all hunters, pet owners, veterinarians and tourists with a request to immediately report to the authorities found dead animals.
Translated by service "Yandex.Translation"