ITALY, Parma. EFSA has begun a major campaign to raise awareness and help halt the spread of African swine fever in south-east Europe.
The campaign is aimed at countries that in 2019 the organization identified as collectively comprising a “region of concern” because of their proximity to countries where ASF is present. These are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.
The campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding of ASF in all nine countries. It is aimed at groups of people and individuals who come into contact with domestic pigs and wild boar, such as pig farmers and hunters. EFSA will also engage with veterinary organisations, hunting associations, farmers’ groups, customs officers, border police, local governments, tourist operators, and travellers.