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114 ASF cases were recently reported worldwide

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23 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa have seen an increase in ongoing outbreaks.

Posted on Jan 15 ,03:56

114 ASF cases were recently reported worldwide

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reported that 114 new outbreaks of African swine fever were reported worldwide between 25 December and 7 January, compared to 218 cases verified in the previous survey.
The total number of outbreaks in progress rose from 7,865 to 7,927, with 4,228 outbreaks only in Romania and 1,336 in Vietnam. Of the new outbreaks, 74 were reported in Europe and 40 in Asia. The data are included in a biweekly survey released by the OIE. According to the organization, new or ongoing outbreaks have been recorded in 23 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.

In Europe, Germany, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine still have the incidence of the disease. In Asia, China, India, Indonesia, North Korea, South Korea, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Russia, East Timor and Vietnam have ongoing cases. In Africa, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia report the presence of the virus. During the survey's coverage period, losses of 328 animals were reported in Romania, 90 in Russia and 39 in Ukraine.
However, just after the data were collected, a commercial farm in Romania had to cull 30,000 pigs in a large outbreak reported in the East part of the country. Meantime, the number of ASF cases in Germany reached 480, all in wild boars.

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