An outbreak of African swine fever confirmed in the north of Moldova

Laboratory analysis confirmed the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in wild boars in the forest estate located in the border area of the town of Lipcani, Briceni district.

According to the press service of the National Agency for Food Safety (NAPP), on May 28, the Republican Veterinary and Diagnostic Center confirmed the presence of ASF virus in samples taken from 6 corpses of wild boars - the female and her offspring.


The bodies were found by border guards, who informed the representatives of the forest fund and the territorial division of the Food Safety Agency Edinet (responsible for the Briceni district.

Experts took samples and destroyed the bodies of wild boars in accordance with established procedures. In this regard, the Britsch Emergency Commission was convened, which developed and approved a plan of measures to combat the outbreak of ASF. It is noteworthy that in this region, both in Romania and in Ukraine, there were many cases of ASF in wild boars.

The last case of African plague in Moldova was recorded in domestic pigs on March 14, 2019 in the village of Beshgioz Ceadyr-Lung district. It was liquidated on May 16 of this year.

NAPP representatives urge all owners of domestic pigs to contact specialists at the first manifestations of the symptoms of African plague in animals or their sudden death, as well as in the case of finding dead wild pigs. They are also recommended to comply with the requirements of veterinary and sanitary standards established by Government Decree No. 1368 of December 19, 2016.