Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture reports new cases of African swine fever (ASF) in six more wild boars in Brandenburg. Domestic pig populations in Germany are still ASF free. The first ASF case in a wild boar in Brandenburg was confirmed on September 10 this month.
The National Reference Laboratory, the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI), detected the disease in the vicinity of Village Neuzelle in the Oder-Spree district. It should be noted that the disease is not dangerous for humans.
The German Ministry has announced that an allowance will be paid for expenses for finding dead wild boars within the designated ASP restriction zones. Depending on the location, this should amount to € 100 (in the core zone) or € 150 (in the danger zone and in the buffer zone) per animal.
More information in Anafric’s circulars.