Increase in ASF Cases in Northern Poland

In northern Poland, there has been a recent increase in cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) detected in wild boars. However, overall, the outbreak has significantly decreased compared to the previous year, according to Agra Europe.

In the first two weeks of May, a total of 61 new ASF outbreaks were detected in wild boars across the country. Almost half of these cases were reported in the Pomeranian and West Pomeranian Voivodeships in the northern part of the country.

Despite the recent increase in the north, the overall ASF situation in Poland has improved this year. According to the Chief Veterinary Inspectorate, as of May 12, there have been 740 confirmed ASF outbreaks in eleven voivodeships nationwide. In the same period last year, there were 1,400 confirmed outbreaks.