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Exotic diseases
Updated assessment on African swine fever in eastern Europe

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CONTROLS implemented in Poland, Estonia and Latvia to control the spread of African swine fever (ASF) over the past winter appear to be working, and the disease has not spread into new areas, according to a recently updated outbreak assessment by the International Disease Monitoring (IDM) team at Defra/APHA. The team reports that, as a result of this finding and previous intensive surveillance, surveillance for ASF is being reduced, particularly in Poland.

The IDM team continues to monitor the disease situation in eastern EU member states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland) as more cases of ASF in wild boar have been reported. However, in its updated assessment, published on May 22, the team notes that there has been …

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