Western Europe on swine fever alert as Belgium sees wild boar cases


BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – Belgium has confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever, marking a further spread of the disease that has hit farms in Eastern Europe and China and which could now threaten Western Europe’s large pig industry.

FILE PHOTO: French Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, July 6, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

Belgium’s food safety agency on Thursday said that African swine fever (ASF) had been detected in the Etalle district near the French border, after the death of several wild…



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