The virus of ASF has already spread in the eastern region of Romania and the Bulgarian authorities are trying to reduce the risk of an outbreak in the territory of their country, pigua.info reported.
Bulgaria wants to build a fence on the border with Romania to stop the spread of African swine fever (ASF), which is transmitted by wild boars.
More than 100 outbreaks of ASF have been registered in Romania since June; 46,000 pigs were slaughtered due to infection with the virus. The Bulgarian Minister of Agriculture, Rumen Porozhanov, noted that some measures to stop the spread of the virus had already been taken, but the fight against the disease is still continuing.
Meanwhile, his Romanian counterpart said that the virus was present on an area of 1,400 km along the Romanian eastern border with the EU, and the government had already requested compensation for losses reported by local farmers. The funds will also be used to strengthen biosecurity measures, as well as support to local producers and veterinary authorities.