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

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

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.


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