Concerns about African Swine Fever. Justified or not?

Current situation on African Swine Fever

ASF arrived in Georgia from Africa in 2007. From there the virus spread to Russia and other countries, reaching the European Union in 2014. See the page on African swine fever in Europe for further details up to the end of 2016.

The virus ended up in the Baltic countries and the east of Poland presumably via Belarus. In 2017 it entered Romania probably through Ukraine. In 2017 the disease jumped across to wild boars in the east of the Czech Republic and the region around Warsaw in Poland.

Spread of the disease

Research into the spread of ASF in Eastern Europe indicates that human intervention played a major role, certainly in the case of large distances between two outbreaks. The virus is able to spread directly from animal to animal. The virus can also…

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