Three swine fever cases confirmed in Serbia

African swine fever has appeared in Serbia in the vicinity of Mladenovac, which was confirmed by the results from a laboratory in Madrid, Agriculture Minister Branislav Nedimovic said Tuesday and stressed that all measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the swine fever virus.

13 Avgust 2019 19:58

BELGRADE - African swine fever has appeared in Serbia in the vicinity of Mladenovac, which was confirmed by the results from a laboratory in Madrid, Agriculture Minister Branislav Nedimovic said Tuesday and stressed that all measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the swine fever virus.

He specified that the virus, for which there is no vaccine as a preventive measure, appeared at three points in three villages in the vicinity of Mladenovac and that a decision was made today to declare infected area around Mladenovac within a radius of three kilometers.

"Unfortunately, after two years of fighting for African swine fever not to come to Serbia, I can now confirm that, based on the results of a laboratory in Madrid, we have confirmed the outbreak of African swine fever at three points in three villages around Mladenovac," Nedimovic said for Tanjug.

He stressed that all preventive measures had been taken to prevent the spread of the infection and that euthanasia of pigs had been carried out in places where the presence of the virus had been confirmed.

Nedimovic added that the state had compensated for the damage and would continue to do so.

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