Nearly 45,000 Pigs Killed in Romania Due to Swine Fever

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The Romanian Veterinary and Food Safety Authority announced on Monday that nearly 45,000 pigs would be killed in Tulcea county, Romania, because African swine fever appeared in the country.

In Romania, African swine fever was discovered for the first time in a commercial farm. The authorities are currently searching for the source of the infection. It was announced on the 21st of June, that African swine fever had appeared around the Danube Delta, too, and it had infected about 500 animals.

The virus, which is harmless for humans, first appeared in Romania on the outskirts of Satu-Mare (Szatmárnémeti), near the Romanian-Hungarian border, in a home-based economy last year.

Source: www.debreceninap.hu

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