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African Swine Fever in Poland: first outbreak on a farm in the west of the country
23 March 2020
For the first time, African Swine Fever has also hopped onto a large domestic pig farm in Western Poland, affecting over 23,700 pigs. It is the largest affected pig farm since Poland has started reporting ASF outbreaks in 2014.
The outbreak was discovered on March 18 and the confirmation was given on Saturday, March 21, according to the German agricultural title Top Agrar. The report has already been filed in the European Animal Disease Notification System (ADNS).
8,000 sows on the farm
The farm is located near the village of Niedoradz, Lubusz province, at 66km as the crow flies from the border with Germany. According to Top Agrar, there were about 8,000 sows on-site and roughly 135 pigs had died of the virus. The authorities moved to cull the entire farm’s pig population and protection zones have been created around the farm.
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