African Swine Fever Kills Dozens of Wild Boar in Poland
USAgNet - 12/09/2019
An outbreak of African swine fever in Poland near the German border has killed 21 wild boar, the agriculture minister said.
According to Farms.com, authorities were adding 34 miles to a previously installed 48-mile fence; local hunters were instructed to eliminate all wild boar in the area near the town of Zielona Gora; and Army soldiers were combing forests in search of fallen
animals, said Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski.
Ardanowski said the fence was aimed at protecting swine farms in the populous neighboring province near the city of Poznan.
He said the disease had not been found in livestock.