GERMANY, Greifswald. In Brandenburg further wild boars were found dead, which had been infected with African swine fever (ASF).
As the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) announced, the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) has now confirmed 94 cases of ASF. Within a few days, 24 new cases were added.
All cadaver findings were made in the previous core zones; most of the ASF wild pigs were found in the Oder-Spree district with 74 animals. Meanwhile, Mecklenburg's Minister of Agriculture Dr. Till Backhaus called for unity with regard to the ASF control in Brandenburg. Such an animal epidemic can only be fought successfully if everyone cooperates and supports the necessary measures.
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture again pointed out that the domestic pig population in Germany is still free of African swine fever. Moreover, the disease is not dangerous for humans.