The first outbreak of small ruminants’ fever confirmed in Bulgaria. Romania intensifies custom controls

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The National Sanitary Veterinary Authority (ANSVSA) has ordered the training of veterinarians on the recognition of signs of small ruminants’ fever, as measure to prevent the emergence of illness, after the first outbreak was confirmed in Bulgaria two months ago.

At the same time, checks at border crossings on animal transport from Bulgaria and Turkey will be much more thorough, stiri.tvr.ro informs.

Any suspicion of fever must be reported immediately to County Health Departments. As in the case of swine fever, the animals must be slaughtered.

In Bulgaria, 4,000 animals have been slaughtered so far in order to prevent the spreading of the disease. The disease is not transmitted to humans.

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