More and more ASP cases in Belgium – the German hunting newspaper


8. October 2018 35


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    Since the reports of the first cases of African swine fever (ASF) in Western-Europe it seems (thankfully) quieter.

    But the calm is deceptive: According to the Belgian authorities in the zone have been found in the built-in “Quarantine” so far, 53 ASP-positive wild pigs.

    Of all-clear there can be no question. Almost every day more cases are known. Outside of the 63,000-acre risk area, the Virus has not been found yet.

    Experts-according to forecasts, could infect up to 400 wild pigs. Overall, to spend about 2,000 pieces of wild boar in the core area.

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    Don’t do that. Wild boars discarded food, especially of raw materials, and so infect (photo: Tobias Thimm)