Serbia reports suspected ASF cases in backyard pigs

Serbia has reported four suspected outbreaks of African swine fever among backyard pigs, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has today announced.

Reuters reported that three of the cases were detected in the Belgrade area and one in the district of Podunavski, the OIE said, citing a report from Serbia’s agriculture ministry.

The suspected cases of the disease killed seven pigs while another 114 were slaughtered, the report showed.

African swine feverhas been spreading in eastern Europe and the European Union’s executive last week called the disease an “urgent challenge”.

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