Another pig farm in western Poland infected with ASF virus

Two new outbreaks of ASF in pig herds were confirmed in Poland. One of them is noted in the cluster in Lubelskie province (east of Poland), but another one is confirmed in a backyard farm in the west part of the country, approximately 40 km from the German border.

The Chief Veterinary Officer informed about the designation of two outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in pigs in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

board with warning about ASF zone in Poland
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The 16th outbreak of ASF

in Poland in 2020, was confirmed on the basis of the results of tests obtained from the national reference laboratory for ASF, on a farm where 20 pigs (9 piglets, 8 fattening pigs, 3 sows) were kept, located in the town of Trzęsiny, in the Radecznica commune, Zamość district, in the Lubelskie province.

The farm is located in a hazard area (area defined in part III of the Annex to EC Decision 2014/709/EU), where previously ASF both in wild boars and in pig farms was noted.

The 17th outbreak

of ASF in Poland in 2020, was confirmed on the basis of the results of tests obtained from the national reference laboratory for ASF, on a farm where 19 pigs (fattening pigs) were kept, located in the town of Nietków, in the Czerwiensk commune, Zielona Góra district, in the Lubuskie province.

The farm is located in a restricted area (area defined in part II of the Annex to EC Decision 2014/709/EU), where previously ASF both in wild boars was noted.

On all the farms where the ASF outbreaks were designated, procedures related to the eradication of the disease were implemented.

map of Poland with marked asf zones en newly detected outbreaks
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Outbreak no. 16 is the 6th affected farm in the same cluster in Lubelskie province (east of Poland). In the vicinity outbreaks no. 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 16 are located.

Outbreak no. 17 is a second incident in western province of Lubuskie, located approx. 29 km in a straight line from the first ASF outbreak in 2020, confirmed on a commercial farm in Niedoradz. At the same time, it is the most western site of ASF infection in pigs in Poland. The farm is ocated only about 40 km away from the border with Germany.

Source: PL CVO, farmer.pl