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Lithuania Reports Two More Wild Boar with ASF

23 February 2015, at 12:36am

LITHUANIA - Two wild boars at different locations tested positive for the African swine fever (ASF) virus in mid-February.

According to the latest Follow-up report - number 33 - dated 20 February from the Lithuanian veterinary authority to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), two more wild boar have tested positive for the ASF virus, both in the north-east of the country in regions that border Latvia.

The first was a female, found dead on 17 February at Bheresai Nyreport in the Zarasai district municipality in Utena county.

The other animal was also a female, hunted on 18 February in Kupiskis district municipality, which is in the county of Panevezys. It subsequently tested positive for the ASF virus.