Greece has detected African swine fever in a wild boar within the north of the nation, the World Organisation for Animal Well being (WOAH) mentioned on Monday.
The illness, innocent to people however extremely contagious amongst pigs, was present in a lifeless wild boar in a forest within the Serres area, which borders Bulgaria and North Macedonia, WOAH mentioned, citing a report from the Greek authorities.
WOAH mentioned the case was the primary since early 2020, when Greece confronted its first-ever outbreak of African swine fever.
Greece’s agriculture ministry additionally introduced the brand new outbreak in an announcement, saying measures have been being taken to avert the unfold of the illness.
African swine fever is commonly lethal for pigs and has disrupted pork manufacturing and commerce in recent times after outbreaks amongst farm herds in Asia and Europe.
In Europe, the illness has unfold from the east of the continent to achieve nations together with Germany and Italy.