Number of wild boars infected with African swine fever jumps to 70

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 17:14
Number of wild boars infected with African swine fever jumps to 70 © Belga
Thus far 70 wild boars have tested positive for African swine fever, Wallonia’s Minister of Agriculture, René Collin, said on Tuesday after receiving a report on the latest tests from the region’s Wildlife Health Monitoring Network.
Minister Collin said 126 boars had been tested, including 99 found in the 63,000-hectare security perimeter. “Among them, 70 tested positive for the virus,” the regional minister said.

The boars found outside the security perimeter all tested negative.

Oscar Schneider
The Brussels Times
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