African swine fever Hits the biggest pig farm in Romania

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    In Romania confirmed outbreak of the deadly African swine fever on a large farm in the country the pig and all 140 000 goals scored, the national authority for food safety ANSVSA in the affected region said on Saturday.
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In Romania confirmed outbreak of the deadly African swine fever on a large farm in the country the pig and all 140 000 goals scored, the national authority for food safety ANSVSA in the affected region said on Saturday.

The farm complex, which consists of three adjoining properties and is in the southern part of the County brăila, belongs to a Romanian company, YOU advice.

“On Friday morning I sent samples to the national reference laboratory and tests confirmed the presence of the virus. From Monday, all pigs on farms, or 140,000 will be destroyed,” – said the Director of DSV Braila Gicu Dragan told state news Agency agerpres.

Said Dragan farms use water from the nearby river Danube. The official said that he has heard reports that some smallholders dumped the bodies of infected pigs in the Danube, suggesting the highly contagious virus can be spread by River water.

“We were focused on the mainland and the virus may come out of the water”, he said.

Romania reported hundreds of disease outbreak among pigs in backyards and home gardens, as well as several large private farms located particularly in the South of the country. About 100 000 pigs were culled.

African swine fever affects pigs and wild boar and spread in Eastern Europe in recent years. This does not affect people.

Hungary, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Romania are among the countries affected, to disturb the government and pig farmers due to the pace with which it spread.

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