Latvia confirms 46 new cases of African Swine Fever

  • 2015-08-10
  • BNS/TBT Staff/RIGA

Over the weekend of August 8-9, the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service confirmed another 46 cases of African Swine Fever in the country. 

Between August 1 and August 7, new cases of ASF was found in 46 wild boars, including 17 in the northern municipality of Trikata, and another three in the central Ogre region.

More cases were found in other northern and eastern regions of Latvia.

So far in 2015, the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service has found ASF in 523 wild boars in 98 districts, across 35 municipalities.

The total number of confirmed ASF cases among wild boars in Latvia since June 2014 is 740.

The last time a domestic pig tested positive for ASF in Latvia was on August 8. It was the third ASF case among domestic pigs registered in 2015.

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