Croatia: New swine fever outbreak
Croatian authorities have confirmed that a new
outbreak of classical swine fever has hit the eastern part of the country. This
outbreak comes just 3 months after thousands of pigs were slaughtered in the
region to stop the epidemic.
"Classical swine fever
was confirmed at a farm with 94 pigs. In
order to prevent the spread of the disease, all the pigs were euthanised," said
agriculture ministry, adding that that necessary bio-security measures were
introduced in the area in order to halt the spread of the disease.
In July 2006, the eastern part of Croatia was hit by the swine fever,
turning into an epidemic that was brought under control by veterinary
authorities. In the action, some 11,000 pigs were slaughtered, causing losses of
€1.1 million euros (US$1.4 million).
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