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African Swine Fever Confirmed in Lithuania

2 September 2014, at 8:21am

LITHUANIA - According to the State Food and Veterinary service, a new case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been confirmed in a village in the Ignalina District, Naujasis Daugeliskis Parish, of Lithuania.

A farmer discovered two of the four pigs he was keeping had died, while the remaining two showed signs of ASF. The farm is located approximately 1-1.5 km from the border with Belarus, reports TheBalticCourse.

After conducting laboratory tests it was determined that all four animals had contracted ASF. Every necessary measure to stop the disease from spreading was taken.

A 3 km infection zone and 10 km monitoring zone have now been established around the location. There are four farmers who keep 13 pigs within the 3 km zone and six farmers who keep 11 pigs within 10 km zone.