During the first three months of 2019 in Poland confirmed 754 cases of African swine fever in the wild boar population. For comparison: in the same period of 2018 were 932 cases of the disease. In comparison with the beginning of the year, coverage of the disease has not changed significantly, however, changed the frequency of its occurrence in some areas.
The virus most intensively recorded in Mazowieckie province. In the first quarter of the year in this area 421 confirmed case of ASF, that is more than half of all diseases in this period. The greatest density of foci in the area of Warsaw agglomeration, especially in its southern part.
During the first quarter of 2019 754 cases were detected in tissues of wild boars 1313. This means that statistically one case of the disease confirmed the presence of virus in the tissues of 1.74 boar. This figure is slightly higher than in previous years, when one case of illness in average, 1.5 boar.
Speaking of African swine fever in domestic swine herds, this year there was only one flash. She appeared on January 29 in the Warminsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship in the herd, numbering 67 pigs. For comparison, in the first quarter of 2018 in Poland was confirmed in 4 outbreaks (three in January, one in February).
Poland remains an antilinear in Europe in the number of cases of the disease in wild boars. Frequency of ASF outbreaks here is seasonal: all 214 209 outbreaks occurred in the period from the second half of may until the end of September. Obviously, it is expected that with the arrival of summer, the poles will face a number of new outbreaks of ASF among domestic pigs. And with them come not only the elimination of infected herds, but also sanctions others for pork producers.
Translated by service "Yandex.Translation"