African Swine Fever Detected in Germany
African Swine Fever (ASF) has been confirmed in Germany in a wild boar that was deceased at the time of testing. Germany is Europe’s largest pork producer, so this positive ASF test result triggers concerns about pork market disruption and pricing pressures. ASF is transmitted to wild boars and pigs but does not affect humans. It was first detected in boars in Poland in 2014 and has a high fatality rate in wild boars and domestic pigs. It is hoped that early detection will help prevent the contagion from decimating large numbers of farmed pigs. EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) is working with the German Ministry of Agriculture to try and prevent a large outbreak of ASF. Contact us in case of Questions.
Posted on 22 September 2020