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African swine fever: voice of the expert

African Swine Fever is currently spreading across Europe. The current prevention strategies are based on import controls, farmers’ awareness, biosecurity and early diagnosis.

So far, they have not been able to stop the disease. ASF is difficult to identify, as clinical signs are similar to other pig diseases. Infected wild boars transmit the ASFV to domestic pigs and the control of the disease becomes difficult.

FVE asked to Nikolaus Kriz, Head of EFSA Unit for Animal and Plant Health, about the current situation of ASF in EU

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