African Swine Fever Hits New Romanian County


In early June 2018, African Swine Fever (ASF) was detected in the samples collected from smallholder swine farms in several villages in a part of the country that had not previously been infected with ASF. The newest case was in Tulcea County, Romania, about half a kilometer from the Ukrainian border, reports the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN).

“Romania’s Institute for Diagnostics and Animal Health confirmed ASF on June 10, 2018, prompting the Romanian Veterinary Authorities to implement immediate control measures,” the GAIN report said. “Six total detections were reported in Tulcea County, resulting in five disease-related deaths and 21 cullings by Veterinary Service officials.

According to the report, the vector(s) of the most recent ASF detections remains…

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