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Pork producers can have carcasses checked for African Swine Fever

Swiss pork producers can have their dead pigs checked for the presence of the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.

The newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung reported this in a feature on growing concern about new livestock diseases, like the Schmallenberg virus and African Swine Fever. The former does not occur in pigs.

Research costs will be paid for by the Swiss state, the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office (FVO) states.

Concern in Europe is growing about the African Swine Fever virus, as outbreaks have been confirmed in Russia and Ukraine.

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