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Fresh Case of African Swine Fever in Hungary

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Sun, 13 May 2018 15:35 GMT

Hungary detected a fresh case of African swine fever in wild boar last week. The national food safety authority NEBIH said that the disease has not spread to domestic pigs. "In Hungary, so far, laboratory tests have only identified African swine fever in wild boars," NEBIH said to Reuters.

African swine fever is a highly contagious disease that affects wild boar and pigs and has been spreading in eastern Europe. On Monday 7 May Russia’s agriculture safety watchdog introduced temporary restrictions on pig and pork, imported from Hungary.

China said it had banned imports of pigs, wild boars and pig-related products from Hungary. The spread of the disease in eastern Europe has also been causing immense concern in Germany.

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