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Portugal: Swine vesicular disease outbreak confirmed

by 5m Editor
28 June 2007, at 3:53pm

PORTUGAL - It has been confirmed a pig farm in the area of Monte Cevacedo (Alte Alentejo province) in East Portugal recently suffered an outbreak of Swine Vesicular disease (SVD).

The outbreak was initially noticed on June 7 and officially confirmed to the OIE on June 26.

The farm housed a total of 1,812 pigs which have since been destroyed and in accordance EU Council Directive 92/119 a protection zone of 3km radius from the infected holding, and a surveillance zone of 10km radius has been put in place.

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