Greece, Sierra Leone report first ASF cases

Greece, Sierra Leone report first ASF cases

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Two countries have officially reported their first cases of African swine fever over the past week — Greece and Sierra Leone.

Source of the infection is unknown. However, the region shares a border with Bulgaria, where the disease has been circulating for several months, according to the latest situation assessment by the U.K. Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Furthermore, a 2019 ASF risk analysis found that Greece was among the European states “very likely” to become infected with ASF at some time this year.