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280 outbreaks of African swine fever in 153 localities in Romania

Christian Fernsby |
African swine fever is currently occurring in 153 localities in 20 counties in Romania, with a number of 280 outbreaks (including one outbreak on a commercial farm), while in 21 counties there are only cases of wild boars diagnosed with the disease, according to the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA).

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Between April 30 and May 6, 2020, eight new outbreaks were reported: 2 in Teleorman County; 4 in Prahova County; and one each in Ilfov County and Harghita County.

Also, another 92 were extinguished: 6 in Arges County (of which 4 at commercial farms); 6 in Bihor County; 62 in Teleorman County; one in Giurgiu County; 5 in Dolj County; 2 in Bacau County; 3 in Prahova County; 2 in Ilfov County ; 2 in Sibiu County; one in Braila County, and 2 in Vaslui County.

Since the first signalling of the presence of ASF virus in Romania on July 31, 2017, 3,537 cases have been diagnosed in wild boars. In accordance with European provisions, wild boar cases shall be extinguished within at least 2 years of their occurrence.

As of May 8, 15,097 owners were offset, with the total value of payments exceeding 440.818 million lei.

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