African Swine Fever outbreak reported at industrial farm in Bulgaria

Bulgarian veterinary authorities confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever at an industrial farm that has a total of 180 pigs in the southern village of Radinovo, according to a report from Reuters.

All the pigs at the farm will be culled, the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency said, and a three-kilometre quarantine zone set up around it to stop the spread of the disease.

The outbreak is the second at an industrial farm in a Balkan country this year, the agency said in a statement.

In August, the agency had to cull around 13,000 pigs at an industrial farm in the central village of Apriltsi after an African swine fever outbreak.

The agency has also reported five outbreaks of the disease in backyard farms in 2021.

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