Germany has first African swine fever case in farm pigs

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The first cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in farm pigs in Germany, the country’s federal agriculture ministry said on Friday.

The disease was confirmed in farm pigs in the eastern German state of Brandenburg. Previous cases have only been found in wild boars, largely in the Brandenburg area.

China and a series of other pork buyers banned imports of German pork in September 2020 after the first case was confirmed in wild animals.