Fifth Bulgarian pig farm hit by African swine fever
The outbreak was detected at a farm in the village of Balgarsko Slivov, near the Danube town of Svishtov. More than 100,000 pigs have already been culled in another four farms in the past two weeks.
European Union member Bulgaria has so far detected more than 20 outbreaks of African swine fever at industrial or backyard farms in the northern part of the country.
African swine fever is a highly contagious disease that affects pigs and wild boar. It does not affect humans. ■