ASF outbreaks were registered in 11 countries in May
New outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) were registered in 11 countries in May, Rosselkhoznadzor reports, citing data from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
For the first time, this disease was detected in previously prosperous Nepal. In total, 6 foci of infection were registered in this country. They were identified in the central part of the country, near the capital – Kathmandu. The pig farms where the outbreaks were recorded contained almost 1.5 thousand pigs. The source of the infection was food waste.
Most outbreaks of ASF were found in Poland during the month – 113 outbreaks, 74 outbreaks were registered in Hungary, 70 in Romania, 53 in Germany, 46 in Italy, 25 in Latvia. Another 15 outbreaks were identified in South Korea.