An illegal importation of wild boar, possibly due to the entry of the PPA in Belgium

One of the possible explanations for the sudden onset of African Swine Pest (PPA) in Belgium could be the illegal importation of wild boars in that country.

In this regard, the Belgian authorities have detained two people who are charged with having illegally imported wild boar in Belgium. While so far the cause-effect relationship has not been yet demonstrated, if the theory is confirmed, this could be a plausible explanation of why the PPA in Belgium appeared suddenly and not in neighbouring countries.


Photo: Jonas Renner

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