An official suspected case of African swine fever has been detected in Brandenburg. According to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the virus has infected a wild boar.
The Berlin-Brandenburg State Laboratory has detected a suspected case of African swine fever (ASF) in the carcass of a boar found a few kilometers from the German-Polish border in the Spree-Neisse area. This was reported by BMEL on Wednesday evening. A sample of the carcass under study is currently on its way to the Friedrich Leffler Institute (FLI), a national reference laboratory. There it will be tested for the virus.
As soon as the analysis is completed, Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klockner will announce its results, according to BMEL. Repeated cases of ASF virus have been reported in neighboring Poland.