10 Sep 2020 First case of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Germany: confirmed
Brussels, 10 September 2020 – The German national reference laboratory has confirmed the first case of ASF in wild boar in Germany (Brandenburg) this morning. The heavily decayed carcass was found a few kilometres from the German-Polish border in the Spree-Neisse district.
Hunters, farmers and foresters are requested to remain vigilant and immediately report any suspected cases or wild boar carcass. The German Hunting Association (DJV) and LJV Brandenburg have called upon the authorities to cooperate closely with hunters.
In a statement issued by the DJV, the President, Dr. Volker Böhning stressed: “The task now is to quickly isolate every location where a carcass is found in a sensible manner, in order to prevent further spread”.
More information and updates will be provided next week.
Statement from DJV: https://www.jagdverband.de/afrikanische-schweinepest
See FACE recommendations for hunting associations and hunters in preparing for and dealing with ASF in the field: https://www.face.eu/animal-welfare/african-swine-fever/recommendations/