Border of Belgium and France, close to swine fever

ARDENNES – Three French departments in the Lorraine region, the border with Belgium, with gates closed to prevent wild boar African swine fever spreading. It is going to be the departments of Ardennes, Meuse and Meurthe-et-Moselle.

Farmers need to be careful, but also the transmission among wild boar is a problem.

In 41 municipalities in the Meuse and 50 municipalities in Meurthe-et-Moselle and should not be chased, and there is a ban for all forests. In both Belgium and France are wild boars infected with African swine fever. In August, it was the African swine fever found in boar in Belgium. There are still no varkensboerderijen affected.

The netherlands: chances ’very small’

The netherlands has precautions been taken to prevent infected pigs enter the country. Had minister Carola Schouten (Agriculture, Nature and Food quality (lnv) to know the situation closely to keep an eye on. According to Schouten consider experts the chance “very small” that the African swine fever in the coming months in the Netherlands up through migration of wild boars, given the distance to the besmettingshaarden.

The African swine fever is prevalent since 2014 in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Last year, popped up the disease in the Czech republic and Romania and this year in Hungary and Bulgaria. In Poland and Romania the number of infections the past few months has substantially increased. Here are hundreds of small pig farmers affected.

The disease poses no risk to humans.

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