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Czech Republic officially free from African Swine Fever

  • 1 Mar 12:29

Czechia is the 1st country in the EU to be officially declared free from African Swine Fever (ASF) after it was infected in recent years. As no outbreak has been found in Czechia since April 2018, the country received the support of the EU member states to lift all restrictions in the country. This support comes less than 2 years after the country 1st reported ASF, followed by massive efforts to eradicate the disease. All outbreaks occurred around the city of Zlín in the south of the country, where a first outbreak was found in June 2017. Ever since, the European Commission deployed its EU Veterinary Emergency team of experts and started working closely with. Read more...