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Belgium Declared Free of African Swine Fever

On December 21, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) issued the self-declaration submitted from Belgium in late October declaring disease free status for African Swine Fever (ASF).  The disease-free status applies to boars and pigs, both wild and in captivity.  After the European Commission lifted the restricted zones, Belgium regained free status at the international level as well which will facilitate global trade of meat products.  ASF is still active in Eastern Europe and will be monitored to prevent further outbreak.

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Posted on 6 January 2021