First case of PMWS in Finland
The Finnish National Food Administration, EVIRA, has announced that in
December 2007 the first case of PMWS (Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting
Syndrome) has been confirmed in Finland.
The disease was found in
weaned piglets on a farm in Western Finland.
Finland's neighbour, Sweden, reported its first case in 2003. Finland has,
however, been spared from the disease until now.
The circovirus that causes the disease has been present in Finland for some
time, but it has never caused symptoms typical for the disease.
Finnish authorities will not impose any measures due to this finding. The
industry, together with the National Animal Health Care (ETU) and the
Association for Animal Disease Control, is handling the control of the disease.
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