Hungary detects fresh case of African swine fever in wild boar

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary detected a fresh case of African swine fever in wild boar this week but the disease has not spread to domestic pigs, the national food safety authority NEBIH said.

FILE PHOTO: A wild boar walks past hundreds of deer standing in a flooded forest in the Danube-Drava National Park, 150 km south from Budapest, August 20, 2002. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh/File Photo

Russia’s agriculture safety watchdog on Monday introduced temporary restrictions on pig and pork imports from Hungary due to an outbreak of the disease in Heves region in eastern Hungary where the fresh case was also detected.

“In Hungary so far the African swine fever has only been identified by laboratory tests in wild boars,” NEBIH said in a reply to Reuters questions late on Thursday.

It said Heves…

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