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African swine fever outbreak confirmed in Satu-Mare farm

The authorities have confirmed on Friday that there was an outbreak of African swine fever in a household in Micula, Satu-Mare County (northern Romania), announcing several measures to prevent the spread of the disease, including the slaughtering the 13 pigs in the affected household.

According to the procedures, the Local Disease Control Centre and the Sanitary-veterinary Directorate Satu-Mare took several measures to prevent the disease to extend, mentioning that the slaughtered pigs were incinerated, hotnews.ro reports.

The household, the barns for animals, the alleys, the perimeters and the potentially contaminated objects have also been disinfected. The pig census in the neighbourhood was conducted and a protection and surveillance area was established around the outbreak.

The Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) also informs it has notified the national and European Union structures as well as the World Organization for Animal Health about the confirmation of this African swine fever outbreak on Romanian territory.

The ANSVSA President Geronimo Branescu will go to Brussels on January 14 to discuss with the representatives of the European Commission the terms in which the decision on the area under restrictions will be made, the measures to be followed by Romania and the period for which they will be applied, ANSVSA informs.

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