Germany raises African swine fever alert level

Germany raises African swine fever alert level

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The pig sector in Germany is on high alert as the African swine fever virus is detected for the first time in western Poland, not far from the border.

The wild boar was found dead on November 4 in a forest area, according to the official report from the Polish agriculture ministry to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The presence of the ASF virus was confirmed 10 days later.