Croatia: Outbreak of classical swine fever
An emergency veterinary team was dispatched last
Thursday to Croatia, in a bid to help contain an outbreak of classical swine
The team will back-up the work of local authorities by providing scientific,
technical and managerial on-the-spot assistance, the European Commission said in
The outbreak has occurred in the Crecan region in the
northern part of Croatia near the Slovenian border. "In the case of animal diseases that are
highly contagious and spread rapidly, a very quick reaction is indeed essential," according to
the Commission. "Efficient expert support is crucial in bringing the situation under control."
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