FILE PHOTO: The town sign of Gross Drewitz is seen with a note reading “African swine fever in wild pigs, key area”, Gross Drewitz, Spree-Neisse, Germany September 12, 2020. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

HAMBURG (Reuters) – Another nine cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boars in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, Germany’s federal agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.

The new discoveries bring total confirmed cases to 29 since the first one on Sept. 10, all in wild animals, not farm pigs.

Reporting by Michael Hogan, editing by Louise Heavens

source: reuters.com

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