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ASF Belgium: 708 infected wild boar; paths reopen

  • 28 Mar 10:12

The number of wild boar infected with the deadly virus African Swine Fever (ASF) in southern Belgium has grown to 708. That has become clear from the latest data released by the WorldOrganisation for Animal Health(OIE). In total, last week 40 new cases were reported from the forests in the southern province Luxembourg. Most carcasses were found in the centre of the infected zone, with a few on the northern side and another 5 in the community Aubange, in the extreme south east corner of Belgium, close to the border with both France and the country Luxembourg. Analysing the cases it becomes clear that in March the number of discovered infected carcasses is considerably. Read more...