Two Romanian farms hit by African swine fever

Two Romanian farms hit by African swine fever

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Commercial pig farms and backyard units in Romania have been confirmed with African swine fever over the past week.

There have been 19 new outbreaks of the disease in domestic pigs, leading to the loss of more than 10,500 animals through mortality or culling at infected premises. These included two farms of 9,147 and 1,278 pigs in southern counties that border Bulgaria. The virus was also detected in a backyard herd in a county near to the border with Ukraine.