Swine fever found in another farm in Latgale

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African swine fever (ASF) has been found in another farm in eastern Latvia, the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service (PVD) told reporters on Thursday.

PVD spokeswoman Ilze Meistere told BNS that the ASF was confirmed at the farm in Nagli district, the municipality of Rezekne, in south-eastern Latvia.

In total, 12 pigs were culled. Precautionary measures have been taken to prevent the infection from spreading further.

The last time a domestic pig tested positive for  ASF in Latvia was on September 1 this year.

African swine fever is an extremely dangerous and contagious virus infection affecting pigs. If an infected pig is found in a farm, all pigs in the particular farm have to be culled, which means big losses for farmers.

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