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SWINE FEVER IN GERMANY.

The German authorities announced on 3 March that two outbreaks of classical swine fever have been confirmed at two pig farms in North-Rhine Westphalia. The disease is known to occur in wild boar in the same state, albeit in a different area, where EU measures have already been introduced (including oral vaccination of wild boar and restrictions on the movement of domestic pigs). The Commission believes further investigation and laboratory testing are necessary to confirm or exclude whether the two latest cases are linked to contaminated wild boar. Germany has nevertheless immediately applied rigorous measures including the culling and destruction of all pigs in the two outbreaks and in all farms located in a zone of 1 km radius around the outbreaks.

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Title Annotation:actions taken by European Commission to control swine fever in pig farms
Publication:European Report
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4E
Date:Mar 7, 2006
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