In the first 14 weeks of this year, that is until April 8, 2138 cases of the African swine fever virus were registered in the European Union and in Ukraine. According to the latest data of the EU Commission, in 2108 cases it is wild fauna (among wild boars), and 30 cases among domestic pigs, pigua.info reported.
On April 17th the head of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection Volodymyr Lapa and representatives of the program of reducing the biological threat of the US Threat Reduction Agency discussed raising the level of safety on the territory of Ukraine regarding infectious animal diseases. This is reported by the press service of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection, according to agravery.com.
The countries of Central and Eastern Europe need to jointly fight the spread of African swine fever (ASF), in this context it is advisable to introduce a format for regular multilateral international consultations.