Suspicion of African Swine Fever Near Varna, Bulgaria

After a signal to the food agency, samples from a yard in the village of Tutrakantsi, near Varna, were taken because of a suspicion of African swine fever, Mediapool reported. Results are expected to be ready in the next few days.

At present, a temporary restriction on the movement and transport of pigs and products of swine origin is imposed in the 3-kilometer zone of the area. This is the third case of suspicion of African swine fever, the previous two signals after the corresponding laboratory tests showed negative results for the plague.

Meanwhile, Romania is struggling with the world's largest swine fever epidemic since World War II. There are 781 outbreaks in ten places. 123,000 infected animals were killed. That is why the construction of a fence on the border of Bulgaria with Romania started in July.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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